Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been handed a one-match ban and fined £50,000 for an offensive social media post, the English FA announced. The Tottenham midfielder posted a video on Snapchat before the pandemic in February making fun of an Asian man in an airport, but later pull the post down before he apologized.
The video showed a man of Asian descent and was captioned: ‘Corona whatttttt, please listen with volume.’ In the next part of the Snapchat story, Alli can be seen wearing a mask while appearing to feign concern.
He flashes a bottle of handwash and captioned: ‘This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.’ The FA deemed the post offensive and insulting, and argued it was in breach of A Rule E3(1).
BREAKING: The FA have suspended Dele Alli for one match, fined him £50,000 and he must go on an educational course.
This means he misses the game against United. pic.twitter.com/gBuWkW0y3y
— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) June 11, 2020
The ban now implies Dele Alli will not be available for Spurs home game against rivals Man United and must also attend a face-to-face education course.
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