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Tottenham’s Alli faces ban for coronavirus post

28 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association over a social media post related to the coronavirus outbreak, reports AFP.

Alli posted a video on Snapchat in relation to the deadly virus, while also singling out an Asian man in an airport prior to going on holiday during Spurs’ winter break.

An FA statement read: “The post constitutes 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.”

Alli quickly deleted the post and apologised.

“It wasn’t funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club,” Alli said in a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo.


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