Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger: “Racism has won.”

Antonio Rüdiger has claimed “racism has won” after a joint investigation by Tottenham Hotspur and the Metropolitan Police found no evidence to back up accusations that the Chelsea defender was racially abused by Tottenham fans during their Premier League meeting in December.

“Racism has won. It shows that these people won because they can go back to the stadium. They won’t be punished and at the end of the day I’m the bogeyman,” Rüdiger told Sky Germany.

“It is not that I give up or no longer raise my voice. I will always raise my voice, but I am alone in this regard.”

The 26-year-old was also racially insulted during his time in Italy, and says the problem is more widespread: “Everyone should look at their own house because when I was racially insulted in Italy, I always heard: ‘In Italy this is normal.’

“I could make an Instagram or Twitter post but what good would that do? At the end of the day you are alone.”

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