Rüdiger exchanged a few words with some of the fans yelling at him before handing over his jersey and greeting some of the fans. Two men, who appeared to be Madrid employees, approached the player to lead him away from the fans. The incident occurred after Madrid’s 2-0 win over relegation-threatened Cadiz.
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Spanish soccer has been marred by racism this season, with Rüdiger’s teammate Vinicius Júnior the target of attacks during several matches. Earlier this month, the Brazilian striker testified against a Mallorca fan who was accused of calling him a monkey during a match. The same fan was also accused of insulting Villarreal midfielder Samu Chukwueze during another championship match.
The Spanish league has filed several official complaints with the authorities about the insults against Vinicius, some of which have already been set aside. The league also recently increased the number of observers at Madrid matches to identify offenders. Valladolid recently suspended 12 season-ticket holders while it investigates alleged verbal abuse against Vinicius.
Spain’s first trial against a racially abusive fan is expected to begin this year, following remarks made by an Espanyol fan to Athletic Bilbao striker Iñaki Williams several years ago.
A week after a draw with Liverpool by the same score, Mikel Arteta’s team lost to relegation-fighting West Ham at the London Stadium.
Gabriel Jesus and Martin Odegaard gave Arsenal the lead, but after a Saeed Benrahma penalty and another Jarrod Bowen goal, the Gunners were able to extend their lead over second-placed Manchester City to four points.
Defending champions City have a game in hand and also host Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium later this month.
Very disappointed, Arsenal manager Arteta said after the game. The way we started was great again, we were in complete control and then we lost the goal.
We gave them hope, missed a terrible penalty and then gave them credit. We got on a roller coaster of things going our way, corners and throw-ins, and we never got away from it.
City SocratesThe team’s defeat by Arsenal on Saturday brought it to three points with a 3-1 win over Leicester.
But there was no sign that the Londoners felt pressure in the early stages on Sunday, when City took the lead in the seventh minute thanks to a goal from Jesus and Odegaard added a second goal in the 10th minute.
West Ham got a chance to get back into the game when Gabriel fouled Lucas Paquette in the box and referee David Coote pointed to the spot.
Benrahma scored in the 33rd minute, making the score 2-1 at halftime.
Arsenal had a chance to regain a two goal lead nine minutes after the game resumed, also from the dot. Antonio was penalized for foul play in the penalty area, but Bucayo Saka was unable to take advantage, his shot coming into the far corner.
The visitors almost immediately paid the price for that wastefulness, with Bowen volleying in the 54th minute to level the score.
A player who shoots a penalty concedes a penalty, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t, said Arteta.
It was a similar story to last week when Arsenal led 2-0 against Liverpool, but the Merseysiders managed to bounce back and snatch a draw.
It could have been worse for Arteta when Antonio got on the scoresheet but his shot hit the far post.
A draw separates West Ham from the relegation zone by four points.
Man Utd climbs to No. 3
Anthony was at his best when Manchester United beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, days after the Brazilian was hailed by manager Eric ten Hague as a player who can kill opponents.
Anthony scored one goal and made another at the City Ground as United climbed to third place and took another step toward Champions League qualification.
Signed for $95 million from Ajax, Anthony opened the scoring by crossing the ball over the line after Anthony Marcial’s shot was saved by Keylor Navas in the 32nd minute.
And after Forrest, a goalkeeper on loan at Paris Saint-Germain, made a series of saves to prevent United from increasing its lead, Anthony became a provider, creating Diogo Dalota in the 76th minute.