Dele Alli Suspended And Fined For A Coronavirus Post

Dele Alli, Tottenham Hotspur midfielder (image via Sky Sports)

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been suspended for one match by the Football Association over a post on social media about coronavirus.

Alli, 24, posted a video on Snapchat in February 2020, in which he joked about the outbreak and appeared to mock an Asian man.

The England international has also been fined £50,000 and ordered to undertake an education course.

Dele Alli celebrating a goal for Tottenham (image via Sky Sports)

He will miss Tottenham’s match at home to Manchester United on June 19.

“In response to the FA decision, I would like to apologise again for any offence caused by my behaviour,” Alli said.

“It was an extremely poorly judged joke about a virus that has now affected us more than we could ever have imagined.”

“I’m grateful that The FA has confirmed that my actions were not racist because I despise racism of any kind. We all need to be mindful of the words and actions we use and how they can be perceived by others,” he added.

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source: BBC

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