Eric Dier has been banned for four games after he jumped into the crowd to confront a supporter after Tottenham’s FA Cup fifth-round loss to Norwich.
The defensive midfielder jumped over the advertising hoardings and into the stands to chase down the fan following the penalty shoot-out loss in March, with footage of the incident going viral on social media.
The ban comes into play with immediate effect, and the England international has also been fined £40,000.
The FA said on Twitter:
“The Tottenham Hotspur player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City in The FA Cup on 4 March 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening.
“An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.”
Dier climbed up the stands at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium before being pulled away by stewards following Spurs’ loss to the Canaries.
Source: News update