Two men have been detained following Chelsea’s 2:0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, for throwing items at the Blues Defender Antonio Rudiger.
After the objects, one of which seemed to be a lighter and the other a bottle opener, allegedly struck the centre-back, the FA initiated an immediate inquiry.
The Metropolitan Police reported that two males were brought into custody in an attempt to identify the perpetrators.
Rudiger was near the away section at the time of the altercation, with Spurs supporters furious by their team’s 2-0 loss.
Rudiger informed referee Paul Tierney about the incident, but Tierney chose not to pursue it further.
“If this is a new trend, we should work collectively to stop it as quickly as possible to maintain the environment of this game and the mood that is completely unique in England,” Thomas Tuchel remarked in response to the event.
“I like having the crowd so close to the field.”
“I’m not hiding behind walls or nets.” It’s a fantastic vibe.”I’m not worried in general.” This atmosphere is fantastic, and I like it even at away stadiums.”
“Two individuals have been detained on suspicion of hurling items from the stands during the Chelsea against Tottenham Hotspur match at Stamford Bridge,” a Metropolitan Police spokeswoman stated. They’ve been apprehended and detained.
“Enquiries are underway, in collaboration with Chelsea FC and Tottenham Hotspur FC, to identify anybody else who may have been engaged in hurling items during the match.”
“With respect to the Rudiger incident, we will cooperate with Chelsea to evaluate the film and take any relevant action,” a Spurs representative stated after the game.
It wasn’t the first time this weekend that spectators launched missiles onto the field.
Everton supporters responded violently to Aston Villa celebrations at Goodison Park, cause similar scenes.
Fans were enraged at Matty Cash’s and Lucas Digne’s impassioned outbursts after Emi Buendia headed his team in ahead, and bottles were thrown at them.
Arsenal fans treated Manchester City players the same way earlier this month after Rodri celebrated a last-minute victory in an over-the-top manner.
Chelsea has been handed an ultimatum by Rudiger, who has laid out some eye-watering contract demands
Following Antonio Rudiger’s rejection of Chelsea’s original contract extension offer, the Blues have been informed how much it will cost them to retain him.
Rudiger has been a key player for the London club since Thomas Tuchel took over as manager, helping them win the Champions League last season and starting consistently at the back this season.
After failing to agree on terms, the German international has been linked with a summer departure, with Premier League rivals Liverpool among those touted to make a bid.
Rudiger, along with Andreas Christensen and Cesar Azpilicueta, is one of three Chelsea defenders who are out of contract this summer, but his contract demands remain a roadblock.
According to Marca, the defender is seeking a new contract for £46 million, which equates to £180,000 per week over five years or £220,000 per week over four years.
The Blues are said to have offered Rudiger a new contract around £135,000 per week, although that amount would not place him among the top earners at Stamford Bridge.
Rudiger earns £100,000 per week, while Thiago Silva, a fellow centre-back, just signed a one-year contract extension in west London for a similar sum.
Rudiger, who has made 121 appearances for Chelsea, has eight goals, one assist, and 47 clean sheets to his credit.
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