The Premier League has offered its support to Chelsea, Tottenham and the authorities as they investigate the alleged racial abuse directed at Antonio Rudiger and Heung-min Son in yesterday’s match between the sides.
Rudiger complained of suffering abusive language and gestures after an incident that saw Son dismissed. A Chelsea fan has also been arrested for abusing the South Korean, while Spurs have said they continue to investigate the incident.
The league says it will apply pressure to the clubs and authorities to ensure strong penalties for anyone found to be involved in racial abuse.
“The Premier League and our clubs will not tolerate discrimination in any form,” the statement says .
“If people are found to have racially abused Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger or Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min, they deserve to be punished.
“We will support Tottenham Hotspur FC and Chelsea FC in their pursuit of any perpetrators and call for appropriate action to be taken by the authorities and the clubs.
“We appreciate the millions of supporters who help create a positive Premier League matchday atmosphere and have made it clear that racist conduct or language is unacceptable.”