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Spurs star Dele Alli facing ban over racist coronavirus video – Fox Sports

February 28, 2020

Dele Alli is facing a one-match ban after being charged by the FA over his controversial coronavirus video.

The charge relates to a video posted by Allion Snapchat where he made a joke about an Asian man and coronavirus while in an airport on the way to Dubai during the winter break.

The footage showed Alli wearing a face mask before zooming in on a person saying: “Corona whattt, please listen with volume.

“This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”

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Alli's distasteful video

Alli’s distasteful video


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Alli later deleted the video and posted an apology, saying: “It wasn’t funny. I realised that immediately and took it down.

“I let myself down and the club.”

But Alli is now facing a one-match ban if found guilty.

An official statement from the FA confirmed: “Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post.

“It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s post breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.

“It is further alleged that 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.

“He has until Thursday 5 March 2020 to provide a response.”

Dele blows up after subbed

Dele blows up after subbed


Man City’s Bernardo Silva was found guilty of the same charge after posting an offensive tweet about teammate Benjamin Mendy last year.

In those circumstances, Alli would receive a one-match ban and fine, while also being sent on a mandatory education course.

And it means Jose Mourinho will have to make do without another attacker after already losing Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min to long-term injuries.

Indeed, the Portuguese tactician recently claimed it would be “unnecessary” to ban Alli, explaining: “The player understands the gravity of the situation.

“The player is a good guy, the player even in the dressing room has a big Asian friend that he loves.

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“So there was no intention at all. He immediately regrets, immediately makes a public apology. I feel it is unnecessary but I am nobody.

“I think he learned the lesson immediately with the embarrassment and he didn’t need much time to realise again the childish or naivety of the situation.

“I feel unnecessary. I don’t feel we need more than that.”

This story originally appeared onThe Sunand is reproduced with permission.