The Daily Mirror have revealed that the Football Association are likely to punish Eric Dier for the incident which followed Tottenham’s defeat on penalties to Norwich City in the FA Cup last Wednesday.
After the final whistle, Dier was seen rushing into the West Stand and climbing ten rows of seats before becoming involved in an altercation with a spectator.
The midfielder reportedly went to the aid of his brother Patrick, 22, after seeing him engaged in a confrontation a person who attended the match.
The Mirror suggests that the supporter in question was hurling vitriolic abuse towards Dier before Patrick challenged him.
The fan is said to have quickly left the scene when Dier marched over and there was no physical confrontation between the pair before the Spurs star was led away by security.
The FA have launched a probe into the incident and have asked the midfielder to give his version of events.
It is suggested that Dier feared for the safety of his brother and told the FA that he had no choice but to do what he did.
It is claimed that a source close to the England star accepts that he will receive a punishment for his actions.
Spurs Web Opinion
It will be extremely harsh on Dier to sanction him for his actions last Wednesday as none of us would have acted any differently had we been put in the same situation. While I’m sure the FA doesn’t want to normalise behaviour like this, they should let Dier off with a warning on this occasion.
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