Chelsea made a fine victory against 10-man Tottenham Hotspur in a premier league match on Sunday but it was tainted by the latest incident of racism in English football.
Willian scored twice to help Frank Lampard win against his former coach, Jose Mourihno.
Spurs star, Heung-Min Son received a red card after VAR spotted him kicking out Blues defender Antonio Rudiger.
But the most significant incident in the match was racism appearing again when Chelsea’s Antonio Rüdiger heard a monkey chant directed at him.
Captain Cesar Azpilicueta reported it to the referee Anthony Taylor who informed the officials on the touchline.
Chelsea keeper Kepa was also pelted with bottles from a fuming home crowd.
A stadium announcement was made later that “racist behaviour amongst supporters is interfering with the game.”
Another announcement was made just before the end of the game to Spurs fans, “Please remember that in football there is no place for racism.”
Speaking after the match, Captain Azpilicueta said, “It is made very clear to us all that if we have heard any racist incident to report it.
“Toni [Rudiger] came to me and told me he was listening to racist songs towards him so I reported it to the referee.
“We are very concerned and aware of this behaviour. Altogether we need to make it stop.
“I hope everything gets clear and we eradicate it as soon as possible.
“It‘s an issue not just in football but in life.”