Tottenham’s Eric Dier has been handed a four-match ban and a fine of £40,000 for climbing into the stand to confront a fan during Tottenham’s FA cup defeat to Norwich City.
The England international has been punished by the Football Association on a charge of misconduct for the incident which occurred on March 4 during Spurs’ FA Cup game against Norwich.
Tottenham had already lost on penalty shootouts to Norwich and Dier, who saw his brother being abused rushed quickly to the stands to his aid but there was no physical contact and the Metropolitan Police did the not pursue the case after a brief investigation.
The FA however has opted to santion Dier for breach of rules E3.
The FA’s verdict in a statement reads: “Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined £40,000 and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3.
“The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in the FA Cup on March 4, 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening.
“An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.”
Dier will miss four or Tottenham Hotspur’s last five games and that will be a blow to Spurs as they fight in the Premier league for an European qualification.
Mourinho had defended his player and is amazed the FA has punished his player yet ignored to sanction Matteo Guendouzi who grabbed Brighton’s Neil Maupay on the neck.