Tottenham Hotspur will discover within the next two days if Dele Alli will be suspended for the clash against Manchester United after the midfielder was hit with a FA misconduct charge in February.
The 24-year-old posted a video on his Snapchat account in which he appeared to mock a man of Asian appearance amidst the coronavirus outbreak (Daily Star).
The Evening Standard have revealed that the England international’s appeal will be heard by a three-person independent commission on Wednesday or Thursday.
Although it is revealed that there are no set sanctions for the Spurs star’s offence but there is a precedent to the incident.
Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva was adjudged to have brought the game into disrepute with a tweet about team-mate Benjamin Mendy earlier this season and was subsequently hit with a one-game ban and fined £50,000.
It is suggested that Alli might also serve a one-game suspension, which could see him miss out on the visit of Manchester United next Friday.
Spurs Web Opinion
Although Dele’s post was an attempt at a joke, it was inexcusable for the midfielder to have posted what he did. However, it is worth remembering that he had not shared the video on a public forum and it was instead leaked to a national newspaper. Hopefully, he gets off with a slap on the wrist instead of having to serve a ban.
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