Tottenham defender and England International Eric Dier has been given a four-match ban by Football Association for climbing into the stands to confront a fan who was abusing his brother following their FA Cup exit to Norwich on March 4.
The FA opted to punish Dier for breaching the FA rule and sanctioned him on a charge of misconduct for the incident, although there was no physical exchange and the matter was not pursued by the Metropolitan Police after a brief investigation.
The FA statement read:”Eric Dier has been suspended for four matches with immediate effect, fined £40,000 and warned as to his future conduct following a breach of FA Rule E3.
“The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in the FA Cup on March 4, 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening.
“An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening.”