Jose Mourinho reacts to Dele Alli’s FA charge after controversial social media post

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We are now weeks on from Dele Alli’s controversial social media post about the coronavirus, but it continues to dominate the headlines.

The latest update came earlier this week when the FA officially charged the Tottenham midfielder for the incident, claiming that he broke Rule E3 in relation to a social media post.

Alli posted a video on Snapchat that showed him wearing a face mask and mocking the coronavirus spread, while focusing on a nearby Asian man (Mirror).

After receiving backlash, Alli quickly took the video down and issued an apology, but this did not prevent the FA from starting an investigation into the incident (Daily Mail).

The result of this investigation was the official charge, which Alli has until March 5 to respond to.

Jose Mourinho didn’t seem too impressed with the FA’s decision in his press conference today, stating that he had forgotten about the incident until recently. However, he declined to comment too much, while implying that he thinks the apology was enough.

He said (Football London): “I forgot it, it was such a long time ago and after an obvious, clear and immediate public apology, I just forgot about it. Somehow, a couple of days ago, somebody made me remember it. But at this moment, I don’t want to make any comment.”

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