Spurs and Arsenal charged by the FA

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The Football Association have charged both Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur for the mass scuffle during yesterday’s match.

The incident happened just moments after Eric Dier had levelled the score just after the half hour and put his finger to his lips as a gesture to silence the Arsenal supporters at the Emirates.

The midfielder’s actions caused the Arsenal substitutes who were warming up on the near touchline to take offence to the celebration.   

Their involvement sparked the majority of both sets of players to become involved in the melee that even saw Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino run down the touchline to try and act as peacemaker. Tottenham went on to take the lead, but the game turned on its head with Arsenal gaining the North London bragging rights with a 4-2 win.

Both clubs have until 18:00 GMT on Thursday to respond to the charge.

A Tweet from the FA confirmed the news.

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  1. This incident just confirms that some players are really stupid to get involved in a brawl. Of course, the banana or banana peel throwing incident proves that there are some really stupid fans around also.


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