Eric Dier has revealed further details on the incident which saw him head into the west stand of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium following the FA Cup defeat to Norwich City in March.
An upcoming episode (7) from Amazon’s All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur docuseries which will be released on Monday will see Dier telling his team-mates in the dressing room following the loss what had prompted his actions.
The England international received a four-match ban and a £40,000 fine by the Football Association after being charged with misconduct for a breach of FA rule E3 in his reaction to his youngest brother, Patrick, becoming embroiled in an argument with the fan (Independent).
Dier can be seen explaining to the likes of Michel Vorm, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela that a Tottenham fan had been hurling foul-mouthed abuse in close proximity to his family, who were in attendance.
Vorm also informs Dier that his brother is outside of the dressing room with the goalkeeper wanting to know if he is ok.
“Yeah he’s fine,” Dier is quoted as saying by iNews.
“I was looking for my brother in the stand and there was a guy a couple of rows in front of my brother and he was going like this [makes rude hand gestures] “f___ you, you’re s___”.”
“A Tottenham fan?” asked Dele Alli.
Dier added: “Yeah a Tottenham fan. Two rows in front of my brother. That’s where my mother sits you know, that’s where my sister sits, where everyone’s family sits and our parents have to stand there and have someone two rows in front call you a c___ and a f______ son of a b____ and a pr___ and a s___ and this and they think it’s ok.”
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