The Football Association has charged the Tottenham midfielder, Eric Dier after he climbed over seats to confront a fan after a match in March.
What really happened? Before the football suspension amid coronavirus, Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup at home by Norwich. This event occurred on March 4th. At the end of the game, a video on social media showed Dier running and jumping over the pitchside barriers into the stand.
The midfielder made a beeline for a fan. He clambered over seats until he reached the top row of seats in front of the hospitality boxes.
Another video showed Dier being restrained by fans and security while shouting, “He is my brother”. He is then led away by security with his arm around a fan.
It is for this reason that the Football Association has charged Eric Dier with “misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3.”
“It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the Emirates FA Cup fixture against Norwich City FC on Wednesday 4th March 2020 were improper and/or threatening.”
The FA wrote to the 26-year-old Dier for his version of events immediately afterward and issued the charge on Thursday.
Dier has until Friday 8th May 2020 to provide a response. He will cite as mitigation the fact that his youngest brother, Patrick, had become embroiled in an argument with the fan.