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Spurs’ Dier gets 4-game ban for confronting fan

Tottenham Hotspur’s Eric Dier has been banned for four games and fined by the English Football Association over a confrontation with a fan after the London side’s defeat on penalties by Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round in March.

Following the penalty shootout at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, video footage showed England international Dier climbing over seats and confronting a home supporter before he was restrained by security guards and other fans. “Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined 40,000 pounds (US$50,088) and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3,” the FA said in a statement. The FA said Dier admitted that his actions were improper but denied that they were also threatening. However an independent regulatory commission subsequently found them to be threatening. Spurs manager Jose Mourinho said the club was unlikely to appeal the decision. “I don’t think so, honestly. Because if you appeal, you have other risks so at least let’s start next season without a suspension,” Mourinho told reporters in a virtual news conference ahead of today’s trip to Bournemouth.


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