Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan, has blasted the media coverage of Dele Alli’s house burglary last week.
The midfielder’s house was broken into in the early hours of the morning by two men wearing balaclavas and wielding knives (Daily Mail).
The masked men held the Spurs star at knifepoint and took various items including jewellery and watches before fleeing.
Jordan told talkSPORT that instead of painting Dele as the victim in the scenario, the media coverage revolved around the mansion that the 24-year-old lives in and his expensive watch collection.
Watch Jordan take the media to task for how they covered the burglary:
“Somehow Dele Alli & his lifestyle are complicit in his downfall. It’s wrong!”
“Dele has a £150k watch? So what! He’s been held at knifepoint!”
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) May 19, 2020
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Jordan makes a great point about the way media generally portrays footballers. They do often focus on their wealth to make them look flashy. However, I personally didn’t see any reporting of the Dele incident that made it seem like the Spurs midfielder wasn’t the victim. The price of his watches was a relevant detail to report considering they got stolen.
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