Tottenham are still waiting on the Football Association to deliver their verdict on Dele Alli’s coronavirus video.
In the video which Alli uploaded on social media a couple of weeks ago, the 23-year-old, who is seen wearing a face mask, appears to joke about contracting the coronavirus before panning the camera to a man of Asian appearance (Daily Star).
The Tottenham star has been on the receiving end of criticism on social media for the video with some alleging that his actions were racist.
Dele posted another video on the Chinese social media platform Weibo apologising for his actions and sent his observations to the FA regarding the matter.
The Evening Standard report that the FA must decide whether to charge the England international with discrimination, which could result in a match ban.
Jose Mourinho and Spurs will certainly be sweating over the verdict as they can ill afford to lose another attacking option even if it is just for a game, given that Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are already out with long-term injuries.
The Sun claim that the FA may follow a similar punishment which they handed to Manchester City’s Bernado Silva when he made a joke about his team-mate Benjamin Mendy which resulted in a one-game ban and £50,000 fine.
Spurs Web Opinion
Dele made a poor error of judgement and has apologised for his mistake. While the video was completely unacceptable, it is clear that he did mean it as a joke. Let’s hope the FA lets him off with a warning on this occasion instead of making an example of him.
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