Antonio Rudiger hands shirt to fan who abused him after defeat to City

Antonio Rudiger hands shirt to fan who abused him after defeat to City

- Antonio Rudiger apologizes to fan who verbally abused after Chelsea's defeat to Man City

- The west London club were thrashed 6-0 by Pep Guardiola's side at the Etihad stadium

- The German international handed his shirt to a young Chelsea fan to show remorse

Antonio Rudiger walked up to where Chelsea supporters were seated and apologized for the dismal outing against Manchester City.

The Blues were taught a footballing lesson by the English champions who moved back to the top of the Premier League with a superior goal difference.

Pep Guardiola's side scored four first half goals inside 25 minutes and scored two goals in the second half to embarrass Maurizio Sarri's men 6-0.

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After the blast of the final whistle, Chelsea players went over to salute their traveling supporters.

However, Rudiger became a subject of verbal abuse as he took off his jersey and handed it over to a young Chelsea fan.

While the German defender gave his shirt out, another supporter attempted to rebuke him and appeared to swear at the 25-year-old.

Stewards at the Etihad were nervous something could happen with some of them holding out their arms to hold back the defender.

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But Rudiger stood his ground and reportedly declaring: “I’ve come over to say sorry - stand in front of me if you‘ve something to say.”

He then spent over a minute having a discussion with other supporters.

In a post-match interview, Sarri insisted his job at Stamford Bridge is seriously under threat.

"I think that’s right. I am in charge of the team so it’s right.

"I don’t know, not at the moment, but I think that will happen because it’s normal.

"Something we need to do, we have to do. I don’t know, you’ll have to ask the club. I have no idea about this at the moment."

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Manchester City dismantled Chelsea by 6-0 in a Premier League game played at the Etihad.

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