Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says “racism has won” after he was booed by visiting supporters during their 2-1 win over Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
The Blues recorded a huge victory over their bitter London rivals as they kept some breathing space in fourth place.
The reverse fixture between the two sides was overshadowed by alleged racist abuse which saw the Premier League's anti-discrimination protocol used for the first time ever after Rudiger used a monkey gesture to alert his captain Cesar Azpilicueta of the abuse, who then reported back to referee Anthony Taylor.
The Metropolitan Police and Tottenham both led unsuccessful investigations into the incident, and no further action was taken.
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However, booing was heard when Rudiger was on the ball on Saturday, with Spurs and Chelsea facing off for the first time since the game last December.
And the Germany international doesn’t think that society is doing enough to fight against abuse – something he fears could have impacts on his children.
“Racism has won,” he told Sky in Germany. “The offenders can always come back to the stadium, which shows that these people have won.
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“It doesn't have to be me, it can be anyone else. They never get punished and in the end, I am the scapegoat.
“I won't give up, I'll never stop raising my voice. I'll always raise my voice, but in relation to this, I am alone.
“It's a disaster. I became a father last Thursday and you start thinking society hasn't come far enough in fighting racism so my kids will probably suffer as well.
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“If nothing changes, if young kids don't get good education and parenting, we will lose. We have to be this honest.”
Chelsea are back in action on Tuesday when they host Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League clash.
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