Tottenham Hotspur midfielder confronted a Spurs supporter that abused the star whilst his family were in attendance for this evening’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich City.
Jose Mourinho’s side were knocked out of the cup on penalties after a masterful performance from Norwich stopper Tim Krul.
Initial claims on social media suggested that Dier was responding to racial abuse towards Gedson Fernandes, this now appears not to be the case.
Dier stormed into the stands to confront a fan, the midfielder was restrained by fellow supporters and a steward. The England international can be heard saying ‘he’s my brother’.
Update: As per Football Daily, Jose Mourinho has now revealed that Dier was responding to an incident involving his younger brother.
Mourinho claimed that a fan insulted Eric in front of his family, the star’s younger brother wasn’t happy with the situation. Eric then stormed into the stands to confront this supporter.
To repeat, as far as Jose Mourinho has let on, this incident had nothing to do with alleged racial abuse.
Take a look at the unsettling scenes below:
— Alex (@SBergwijn_) March 4, 2020
Eric Dier went straight to the stands after the game to confront a Spurs fan who was racially abusing Gedson Fernandes throughout the game. ?
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) March 4, 2020
So Eric Dier ran into the crowd after the Norwich Spurs to confront a fan. Allegedly it was someone who aimed racist abuse at his teammate Gedson Fernandes. Absolutely fair play to him if so. ?pic.twitter.com/LWRs0bdrCE
— FootballJOE (@FootballJOE) March 4, 2020