Tottenham defender Eric Dier has been fine £40,000 and given a four match ban over confrontation of a supporter after his club’s exit from FA cup by Norwich.
The confrontation was caused when he noticed his brother was been abused by a fan. All though there was no physical exchange, the case was dropped by the police after a brief investigation.
The statement released by the FA read as thus, “Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined £40,000 ($50,000) and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3,”
“An independent regulatory commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.”
Jose Mourinho Tottenham head coach has given no reaction about the punishment.
When asked he said, ” No reaction”,
“I prefer no reaction. I am not going to answer, if I answer I am going to be in trouble and I don’t want to be. So no comment on that.”
When asked if the club was going to make an appeal to the FA he said, “I don’t think so, if you appeal you have other risks”.
“At least let’s start next season without a suspension. We all know how it works at these FA decisions”.
“You have access if you want to the record of successful appeals and unsuccessful appeals. I don’t think so, I don’t think we’re going to appeal.”
The Portuguese coach has earlier said he didn’t expect the FA to sanction Dier since Matteo Guendouzi wasn’t sanctioned for grabbing the neck of Brighton’s striker Neal Maupay .
Eric Dier who has been the first option in central defence since the restart of the season, with 5 matches left, the 26 year old would miss the next four matches, which could be a big blow for Spurs pursuit for European football.