BREAKING: FIFA have opened disciplinary actions against Tottenham and England midfielder Dele Alli following his controversial gesture shown during Monday night’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia. The star could miss World Cup action next summer.
It has emerged this morning that FIFA will now open disciplinary actions against the star despite earlier in the week it looking as though the Tottenham midfielder would escape punishment with the FA taking a light approach on the matter. (Reported by the Mirror.)
The midfielder was pictured holding his middle-finger up during Monday night’s World Cup qualifier. No one is too sure who the gesture was intended for with Martin Skrtel, Gareth Southgate, and the referee all being early ‘favorites’ to have been the intended receiver of Alli’s unconventional wave.
However, it was England right-back Kyle Walker who stepped up to take the responsibility of being on the receiving end of the controversial gesture with both Walker and Alli claiming it was merely a joke.
The mysterious case of Deli Alli’s middle-finger looked to be settled after Walker took to twitter to debunk the controversy with a simple Mr.Bean gif (we’re guessing that will now be a favored approach from lawyers and solicitors moving forward in dealing with high-profile cases?).
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) September 5, 2017
With the recent news that broke just after 9am this morning regarding FIFA’s potential disciplinary action however, the consequences could be far more severe.
If a three match ban was to be issued over England’s next competitive matches it would see the talented star miss the Three Lions’ opening World Cup game next summer.
News to follow as it happens.