Report: The detail that shows why Dele Alli may be hoping to escape FA ban

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Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli may be hoping to escape a ban from the FA after it was announced that the governing body had charged him this week.

The offence in question came over the winter break when Dele Alli took to Snapchat to post a video of himself while wearing a face mask. He then appeared to mock the coronavirus outbreak and a nearby Asian man (Mirror).

Alli quickly removed the video and apologised for his actions, but that did not prevent an FA investigation (Daily Mail), in which they asked the player himself for comments.

Alli was subsequently charged for a breach of Rule E3 in relation to a social media post and has until March 5 to respond to said charge.

Football London claim that Dele faces a one-match ban for his actions, the last thing Spurs need in the midst of their injury crisis.

However, their report also makes the point that Alli’s offence differs from that of Bernardo Silva at Man City. Silva posted a Tweet that had racial connotations towards teammate Benjamin Mendy to over 600,000 followers.

Alli, on the other hand, likely posted his video in a private group chat among friends before it was leaked online. Therefore, this could work in Alli’s favour if he chooses to appeal.

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