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Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli to Miss Tottenham’s Clash Against Man Utd




Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli, will miss his side’s Premier League clash against Manchester United on June 19.
Alli was handed a one-game ban by the Football Association (FA) on Thursday over a video he posted on social media mocking an Asian man for supposedly having COVID-19.
The England international had in February posted a video on Snapchat from an airport while wearing a face mask, seemingly suggesting an Asian man in the terminal could be infected with the coronavirus.
He turned the camera to the man and then to a bottle of hand sanitizer, adding the caption: “The virus gonna have to be faster than that to catch me.”
However, Alli has now been banned for one match, fined, and will have to undergo a re-education course.
“Dele Alli has been suspended for one match with immediate effect, fined £50,000 and must undertake an education course following a breach of FA Rule E3,” FA statement read.
“The Tottenham Hotspur player denied that a social media post breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality.
“However, it was subsequently found proven by an Independent Regulatory Commission.”
Meanwhile, Alli has since apologized for his actions.
He said: “In response to the FA decision, I would like to apologize again for any offence caused by my behaviour.
“It was an extremely poorly judged joke about a virus that has now affected us more than we could ever have imagined.”

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