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Spurs v Chelsea: Boy arrested over alleged racist offence

CARABAO CUP: Chelsea's Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger, Callum Hudson-Odoi and Willian warming up before last night's match

A 17-YEAR-OLD boy has been arrested in connection with an alleged racist incident before yesterday’s Tottenham v Chelsea match at Wembley last night.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence at the semi-final Carabao Cup clash.

In a statement, the Met said: “A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of a racially aggravated public order offence at the Tottenham vs Chelsea match at Wembley Stadium, at around 1940hrs on Tuesday, 8 January.”

It is not known which team the boy was a fan of and the exact details of the offence have not been released.

The incident comes a month after the Met and Chelsea launched investigations into alleged racist abuse against Manchester City player Raheem Sterling.

Sterling was subjected to abuse on the pitch at Stamford Bridge.

After the match, he shared his thoughts on the different treatment that black footballers receive in the media compared to their white counterparts.

He wrote on Instagram that the negative coverage of black players “helps fuel racism [and] aggressive behaviour”.

He said: “For all the newspapers that don’t understand why people are racist in this day and age all I have to say is have a second thought about fair publicity [and] give all players an equal chance.”

Following the incident, Chelsea suspended four fans from attending matches.

The fan accused of racially abusing Sterling has denied that he did.

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