Tottenham fans were heard booing Antonio Rudiger during Saturday’s London derby at Stamford Bridge.
The Germany international alleged he had been subjected to racist abuse when the two rivals clashed at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium back in December.
That incident led to the Premier League’s anti-discrimination protocol being used for the first time, with three announcements made on the PA system warning fans to cease with any offensive chanting.
Tottenham launched a full and thorough investigation but, along with the Metropolitan Police, found no evidence to support the Chelsea defender’s claims.
Rudiger lined up at the heart of Frank Lampard’s defence on Saturday and his early touches were greeted with audible jeers by the visiting supporters, who could also be heard chanting ‘You’re all racist at the Bridge’.
While Rudiger’s claims in December failed to result in any charges being pressed, one Chelsea supporter was ejected from the ground and subsequently arrested for allegedly abusing Tottenham’s South Korea international striker Son Heung-Min.
Having studied all available CCTV footage, Tottenham released a statement which read: ‘The police have notified us today that, having reviewed and investigated, they have closed the crime report as they can find no evidence to support the allegation of racial abuse.
‘We fully support Antonio Rudiger with the action that he took – however there is no evidence to corroborate or contradict the allegation and as such neither ourselves nor the police are in a position to take any further action.
‘Had we identified anyone guilty of this we were intent on issuing them with a lifetime ban from our stadium as they would have no place among our proud, diverse fan base.
‘If any new information comes to light, this will be fully investigated.’
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