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WealstoneRaider

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The investigation into the alleged racist chanting at Spurs has been closed as no evidence could be found. Not good from Rudiger. I wonder what made him want to try and tarnish Chelsea’s most hated London rivals that way?


Met Police close case into alleged racist abuse suffered by Rudiger


https://mol.im/a/7857707
 

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WealstoneRaider

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Second time he’s done this and it has been proven a baseless allegation chef so you do have to start wondering now. Our club is clearly owed an apology, if not from the player himself then certainly from the media and the like who all assumed us guilty from the start
 

chef

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Second time he’s done this and it has been proven a baseless allegation chef so you do have to start wondering now. Our club is clearly owed an apology, if not from the player himself then certainly from the media and the like who all assumed us guilty from the start
He was either racially abused or misheard while copping some other sort of abuse and there i no evidence to corroborate or contradict the accusation.
 

moomba

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What about the reputation of clubs and fans when these accusations are proved to be false, are we just going to forget about them in the meantime?
I think Spurs statement was very good. Fully supporting Rudiger, but recognising that there was no evidence either way. They're not calling for apologies, and nor should they.

I don't think Spurs reputation has suffered too much, in any case I think the tribalism has got to be removed from the debate.

A Spurs fan racially abusing a player shouldn't reflect on Spurs or their supporters. It should reflect on the people involved. And it shouldnt be considered a Spurs problem, it's a football problem and a societal problem.
 

jd2010

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It's not Rudiger's fault at all. Being called cheat by 60k people after who knows how many racial incidents he has endured over his life it's easy to see how he could assume it was happening again. Problem is Spurs name was dragged through the mud by the media and the media are the last people to ever apologise for making wrong assumptions
 

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