Spanish football tainted by racism after Rudiger tried to gift a jersey to an opposing fan
Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger was racist by opposing team fans.
Sports broadcasting ‘ESPN’ and Spanish media ‘Sport’ reported on the 16th (Korean time) that Rudiger finished round 29 of the Spanish Primera Liga in the 2022-2023 season with Cadiz held at Estadio Nuevo Mirandiya in Cadiz, Andalusia, Spain. It was reported that he was subjected to racist acts by fans.
Reportedly, after the match ended in a 2-0 Real Madrid victory, Rudiger headed towards the stands where Cadiz’s home supporters gathered. As if there was a request for a uniform gift from a specific fan, he took off the ‘stitched uniform’ and delivered it to a spectator. At that moment, Cadiz fans booed Rudiger all at once. There were also racist remarks. There were also fans who threw things.
Rudiger, who delivered the uniform, made a gesture of protest while looking in the direction of the booing. Then he quickly left, led by the Real staff.
According to ‘Sport’, Rudiger had a nerve war with Cadiz midfielder Alcaraz before entering the tunnel. Alcaraz seemed to point out Rudiger’s actions towards Cadiz fans. Rudiger strongly expressed his dissatisfaction. 스포츠토토
The Spanish football world has recently been stained with a series of racist acts. Previously, Rudiger’s teammate Vinicius Junior heard a racist remark called “monkey” from a Mallorca fan of “Lee Kang-in’s team.”
Black players such as Samu Chuukweze (Villarreal) and Inaki Williams (Athletic Bilbao) also recently suffered racial discrimination.
On the other hand, Rudiger was at the center of an issue in 2019 when he was at Chelsea in a racial discrimination incident related to Tottenham, a team belonging to Son Heung-min. Rudiger has complained of racial discrimination from Tottenham fans during the game in which Son Heung-min was sent off. The case was closed in January 2020 with ‘no evidence’.
German international Rudiger played for Chelsea from 2017 to 2022 before wearing a Real shirt last summer.