More racism in Spain as Real Madrid’s Rudiger is abused in Cadiz

April 17 – Not for the first time in his career, Real Madrid defender Antonio Rudiger was the subject of racist abuse at the weekend after his team’s game at Cadiz.

Video posted by Spanish media on Sunday showed Cadiz fans yelling insults at Rudiger after he went to the stands to give away his shirt to someone who appeared to be a Madrid supporter. Objects were also thrown at the German defender, who is black.

Rudiger exchanged a few words with some of the culprits before two people who appeared to be members of Madrid’s staff led the player away according to local reports.

The abuse continued to rain down from the stands and the former Chelsea defender was clearly annoyed with what was being shouted at him.

Spanish football has been marred by racism this season, with Rudiger’s teammate Vinicius Junior having been targeted several times.

Earlier this month, the Brazilian international testified against a Mallorca fan who was accused of racially abusing him during a match.

The Spanish league has filed several formal complaints to authorities over insults against Vinicius, while Valladolid recently suspended 12 season-ticket holders while investigating alleged verbal abuse of the same player.

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