Former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce believes that Dele Alli should escape with a fine for his well publicised social media post.
The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder has come under fire after he uploaded a video to Snapchat in which he joked about the coronavirus outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.
Dele later deleted the video and posted an apology on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.
The Football Association have since written to the 23-year-old to ask for his observations regarding his post and could face a possible ban.
Allardyce claimed that the former MK Dons is becoming somewhat of a repeat offender with his actions online but should not miss any game time as a result of his irresponsible actions.
"When are they going to learn social media is dangerous?"
"Dele is getting a bit of a repeat offender."
"I think a fine is sufficient enough."
Alan Brazil and Sam Allardyce have their say on Dele Alli. pic.twitter.com/oKnYZPcfWi
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Footballers need to understand they are role models for many in society, especially young people and their actions have a consequence. Dele needs to focus on his form, rather than attracting attention in matters off the pitch.
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