Rudiger says ‘racists won’ as he’s booed by Spurs fans after failed abuse probe

first_imgMost read in football THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsThe defender added: “If it happens at football it is also happening outside — and outside my son is going to be growing up.”Meanwhile, Hakim Ziyech has agreed ­personal terms on a five-year contract ahead of his £36.7million summer move to Chelsea.The Moroccan attacker said: “I hope we can achieve great things.”Frank Lampard says he was ‘just waiting for the red card’ after late Lo Celso tackle on César Azpilicueta which VAR deemed ‘no serious foul play’ ANTONIO RUDIGER claims the “racists won” after the failed probe at Spurs.The Chelsea defender insisted he was subjected to abuse during his team’s 2-0 win at ­Tottenham in December.3 Rudiger was booed by Tottenham fans during Saturday’s return between the two clubs at Stamford BridgeCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut the German admits he was not ­surprised when an investigation found no evidence or culprits.Rudiger was booed by Tottenham fans during Saturday’s return between the two clubs at Stamford Bridge.He said: “Yes, I heard it. It’s sad. I don’t know why they would. Maybe it’s because I voiced about the racism. If you boo me because of that, then you are poor people.“This is a sign that we have a very big problem.“At the end of the day I am alone in this case because I am the one who has to swallow this.“With the win against Spurs it makes me feel a bit like, yes, OK. But it makes me feel like it will always be like this. It shows that these people won because they can go back to the stadium.“They won’t be punished and at the end of the day I’m the bogeyman. For me, in this case, racism won.”3 Rudiger insisted he was subjected to abuse during his team’s 2-0 win at ­Tottenham in DecemberCredit: Sky Sports3 Rudiger and Chelsea team-mates were also targeted with objects thrown from the crowdCredit: AFP or licensorsRudiger alleged Tottenham fans aimed monkey noises at him in December.It resulted in the game being halted and warnings made over the stadium PA for the first time at a Premier League fixture.Spurs and the Met Police launched an immediate investigation — but two weeks later the club announced that neither they nor the cops had found any evidence to support Rudiger’s claims.The Berlin-born star added: “For me, it was not a surprise, because sometimes they get ­punished — but mostly they get away with it.“I’m not trying to offend anyone but you will never understand what goes through my mind at this moment. Or other black players’ minds.These people need to be punished. They need educating. That’s why I say that if we don’t stand up, racism wins.Antonio Rudiger“I am alone. I am totally alone. Authority-wise, I’m alone. People are investigating but I don’t want to say they did their job wrong. I hope they tried everything.”While Spurs never discovered who allegedly dished out abuse to Rudiger, they did identify a Chelsea fan who racially abused their Korean striker Son Heung-min.Rudiger, signed from Roma for £29million in 2017, told reporters: “The support from my club was there. Also players and everything. For me, this was not enough. These people need to be punished. They need educating.“That’s why I say that if we don’t stand up, racism wins.”Stars around the globe have threatened to walk off the pitch if they are subjected to racist abuse.But Rudiger said: “Walking off the pitch doesn’t make sense if they still don’t get punished.”Rudiger insists he is also standing up for his new-born son Djamal and future generations.last_img read more

Water services restored to all areas in Inishowen following floods

first_imgAll residents of Inishowen are said to have their water services restored today after severe damage was caused during last week’s floods.Irish Water have confirmed that water services are restored to all areas in the peninsula.Irish Water and Donegal County Council are continuing to assess the flooding damage to the water and wastewater infrastructure with a view to carrying out permanent repairs over the coming weeks. Laurence Nash, Irish Water’s Operations Lead for Donegal, said: “We would like to acknowledge the huge efforts of Donegal County Council staff in dealing with this unprecedented incident. Crews worked long hours, including at night and over the weekend, to ensure that water supply could be restored to customers as quickly as possible. Much of this work was carried out in very difficult conditions as a result of the heavy rainfall during the past week.“We would also like to thank the Donegal public for their patience while we worked to deal with these issues.”Unprecedented rainfall on the night of August 22 caused significant damage to roads and bridges which had a direct impact on any supported water supply pipework as well as causing flooding at some wastewater treatment plants.Since then, temporary repairs have been carried out in the affected areas to maintain water supply for customers and to restore treatment of wastewater. Damage to pipework connected to affected bridges and roads will be replaced in conjunction with the County Council Roads Service restoration project. A number of wastewater plants were also impacted as a result of the flooding and the majority have been restored to normal operation. Irish Water have said they will continue to liaise with the EPA on the ongoing operational status of the plants. Nash said: “Over the coming weeks, the Incident team will remain in place as Irish Water and Donegal County Council carry out permanent repairs to damaged infrastructure. While this may cause some temporary disruption to customers, we will make every effort to keep them informed as this work is progressed via local media and the Irish Water website.“The Incident Team will be making a presentation to the Inishowen Municipal District and other Elected Representatives to highlight the extent of the damage suffered as part of the overall incident response.“The Service and Supply section of the Irish Water website ( will continue to be updated regularly with details of any disruptions and we are advising customers to contact the 24/7 customer care line at 1850 278 278 to report any incidents in their area.”Water services restored to all areas in Inishowen following floods was last modified: September 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Irish Waterlast_img read more