Spurs first-teamer to learn within next two days if he is available for Man Utd clash

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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).

Although Alli immediately took the video down and apologised for his actions (Sky News), he was charged by the FA with discrimination and bringing the game into disrepute (Sky Sports).

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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