Fans call for Dele ban

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According to an article in The Mirror a plethora of football fans are calling for Dele Alli to be banned after he ‘dived’ to win a penalty in Tottenham’s Premier League clash with Burnley.

The article describes how the England international went down relatively easily under a Kevin Long challenge in the area, and referee Michael Oliver didn’t hesitate in pointing to the spot.

The article adds that Harry Kane then stepped up to the plate and converted the subsequent spot-kick to give Tottenham the lead at Turf Moor.

Speaking on BT Sport, former Premier League referee Graham Poll claimed Alli had been fouled and the decision was fair.
He said: “I agree absolutely, Michael Oliver has called that correctly”It’s not just a knee on knee, the arm has come in as well, he’s definitely been impeded, it’s a good decision.”

Pundit for the game Steven Gerrard agreed, adding: “Kevin Long is late and slow and he gives the referee a decision to make. There is contact with the knee.”

However fans on Twitter were less convinced, and many took to the social media platform to suggest Alli should be hit with a retrospective ban.One wrote: “If Alli isn’t banned for that dive then it’s a disgrace. Long never touched him,” while another added: “Woeful decision from the referee there. Need Alli banned for that dive.”

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Same shite different day.
    If it was the Other way around. Burnley fans wouldn't say shite… PERIOD….
    The foul was analysed by many people and it was deemed a foul… As I said.. If was other way around. Burnley fans wouldn't say shite!!!
    COYS….

  2. All this nonsense about Dele has to stop.

    He is a young and very talented kid and all other fans seem so jealous that we have global talent, so what does the media always do… they try to bring him down.

    It was a clear penalty, get over it and leave the kid alone. COYS !!!

  3. He and Kane have been fouled many times in the last few games and the other teams have gotten away with murder. A knee in the side, trip then shove in the back can be described as a dive by biased opposing fans. Recently Kane was hoofed in the head, clear dangerous play and in my opinion a definite red card that would have changed that game completely, but did the Spurs fans winge … no. Get a grip Burnley fans, you were just not good enough on the day, get over it.

    • No one cheers or Ali or Kane when they pull on an England shirt as they are both utter dross when they play for their country.

  4. The disgrace is so called fans sites helping the gutter media to spread this BS, this site in particular is only happy whilst spreading the negatives.

  5. Appreciate your choosing to publish Twitter comments from the visually impaired; but it doesn't make good sports writing. All in all it's a bit ridiculous.

  6. That's it, hound him out of the country into the grateful arms of some foreign team, with the usual media negative spin on everything and everyone.

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