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Tottenham find ‘no evidence to support’ Rudiger’s claim of racist abuse (ES)

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Tottenham have confirmed that the investigation into alleged racial abuse of Antonio Rudiger has been closed after it found “no evidence to corroborate or contradict” the Chelsea defender’s claims.

Play was stopped during Spurs 2-0 defeat to Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium last month after Rudiger reported hearing monkey noises aimed at him from the crowd.

However, a statement released by the club on Monday said they, along with the Metropolitan Police, had “exhausted all avenues of investigation” but could find “no evidence to support the allegation of racial abuse”.

“We carried out extensive reviews of CCTV images and footage, working with professional lip readers,” the statement read. “All materials and reports have now also been reviewed by the police who have carried out their own investigation.

“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.

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