It has been announced by football journalist, Jonathan Veal, that Dele Alli has been charged by the FA in relation to his coronavirus social media post earlier this month.
Upon setting off on holiday to Dubai during the Premier League winter break, Dele Alli landed himself in hot water when he posted a video of himself mocking the coronavirus outbreak.
Dele, who was wearing a face mask turned the camera around and started to record a man of Asian appearance waiting in the lounge. He then zooms in on the man, who is on his phone and doesn’t realise he is being filmed (Mirror).
Dele Alli quickly took the video down and issued a subsequent apology video to anyone he may have offended with his actions.
However, despite the apology, the FA began an investigation into the incident, even asking Dele himself for comment (Daily Mail).
Jonathan Veal now claims that the FA have now charged Alli with the offence and he has until March 5 to respond. If he is found guilty, he may face a suspension.
Alasdair Gold adds that it was a breach of FA Rule E3.
— Jonathan Veal (@jonathandveal83) February 26, 2020
They also allege it “constitutes an “Aggravated Breach”, with a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality”. The Spurs man has until Thursday March 5 to provide a response.
— Alasdair Gold (@AlasdairGold) February 26, 2020
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