Eric Dier slapped with four-match ban after Spurs star jumped in crowd for row with fan… FOUR months after it happened
July. 08, 2020
TOTTENHAM star Eric Dier has been banned for four games and fined £40,000 for jumping into the stands to confront a fan.
The unsavoury incident happened back at the start of March following Spurs' FA Cup loss at home to Norwich.
Now, four months later the England man has been punished for his actions.
That of course means Dier, who has been playing centre-half recently under Jose Mourinho, will miss the North London Derby against Arsenal at the weekend.
He could return for the final game of the season against Crystal Palace.
"The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in The FA Cup on 04 March 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening.
"An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening."
Dier was said to have been protecting his younger brother , who'd got himself into a spat with a fellow supporter.
At the time of the bizarre clash, a source revealed one fan had been screaming "horrendous" abuse in the direction of Dier.
His younger brother, Patrick - who was sat nearby - then tried to calm the man down.
It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.
Numerous videos showed Dier leaving the pitch and then climbing 20 ROWS to make his way towards a section of supporters inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
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