Spurs' Dier charged by FA for confronting fan after Cup loss to Norwich

Reuters , Thursday 23 Apr 2020

Eric Dier
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - FA Cup Fifth Round - Tottenham Hotspur v Norwich City - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - March 4, 2020 Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier in action with Norwich City's Josip Drmic (Reuters)

Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier has been charged by the Football Association (FA) over a confrontation with a fan after his side's defeat on penalties by Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth round last month, the governing body said on Thursday.

Following the shootout at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, video footage showed England international Dier climbing over seats and confronting a home supporter before he was restrained by security guards and other fans.

"Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3," the FA said in a statement http://www.thefa.com/news/2020/apr/23/eric-dier-charged-230420.

"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, March 4 were improper and/or threatening."

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho said at the time that he had sympathy for Dier but his actions were wrong.

The FA said Dier had until May 8 to respond to the charge.

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