TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR midfielder, Dele Alli, will miss the Lilywhites Premier League return with Manchester United after receiving punishment for a breach of FA Rule E3 concerning a social media post in February 2020.
As well as missing the next Friday’s clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the 24-year-old also received a £50,000 fine and must complete a face-to-face education course.
In a statement from the player explained: “In response to the FA decision, I would like to apologise again for any offence caused by my behaviour. 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.”