Eric Dier: Tottenham midfielder involved in altercation with fan after ‘insult’


Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier ran into the stand to confront a fan who “insulted” him after Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup at home by Norwich, according to manager Jose Mourinho. Dier was involved in a fracas before security intervened – his brother, who was in the stand, was “not happy”.

Mourinho said: “I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do.” The Football Association is investigating the incident. Dier, who has 40 England caps, scored in the penalty shootout defeat by Norwich, but keeper Tim Krul saved two efforts to put the Canaries into the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

Mourinho said: “I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player. The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed. “This person insulted Eric, the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation.”


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here