Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has provided an update regarding the Football Association’s investigations into the cases involving Tottenham pair Dele Alli and Eric Dier.
Alli posted a video on Snapchat in relation to the deadly virus while also singling out an Asian man in an airport. The FA wrote to him seeking his observations and decided to charge him with misconduct. (Mirror).
After receiving criticism, he quickly took the video down and issued an apology.
However, this did not prevent the FA from officially charging the Spurs star with misconduct for an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3 (BBC).
The FA also sought a response from the 23-year-old (BBC) but are yet to rule on a punishment.
Dier was involved in a separate incident after rushing into the West Stand and being involved in an altercation with a spectator moments after the FA Cup loss to Norwich City on penalties earlier in the month (Mirror).
The midfielder reportedly went to the aid of his brother Patrick, 22, after seeing him engaged in a confrontation within the stadium.
The Mirror claim that Dier is expected to pick up a one-match suspension for the incident.
Gold has revealed investigations into the pair have now been suspended but will carry on as normal once the league resumes.
He said: “Right now everyone’s priority is on the health and safety of players. It would probably come across as a little crass at such a time for the FA to deal with disciplinary matters – hearings would be difficult – and any punishment could not be served for potentially months.
“However, the FA have said today that all ongoing investigations and cases will continue as normally as possible. So all eyes remain on them.”
Spurs Web Opinion
In both cases, it would be extremely hard for the players to be suspended. In Dier’s case, it is clear that anyone of us would have done the same thing had we seen a family member being in distress. Dele’s video was very insensitive but it was clearly meant as an inside joke rather than for public consumption. I believe both players should be let off with a warning.
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