Dier ‘accepts’ he’ll be banned but feared for brother’s safety in fan bust-up

first_imgERIC DIER accepts he could be punished for jumping into the crowd to confront a fan but insists he feared for his brother’s safety.The Tottenham star leapt over advertising hoardings and raced up the West Stand after his side lost to Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup on Wednesday.2Credit: Rex Features Dier was pictured and filmed arguing with supporters in the home endVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 01:04Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -01:04 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 00:00/Duration 00:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -00:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Eric Dier climbs into Tottenham stand and appears to confront fans as alleged altercation takes place2 The Tottenham and England midfielder was confronting supporters over an alleged incident involving his brother (left)Credit: TwitterA source revealed the fan had been screaming “horrendous” abuse in the direction of Dier.His younger brother, Patrick – who was seated nearby – then tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.The Football Association have now launched an investigation into the incident, which the Spurs ace insists he had “no choice” but to intervene in.A source told the Daily Mirror: “He accepts he is going to get punished.”The player is understood “to be philosophical about any potential FA charge and ban following” with senior figures at Spurs believed to be seeking action against the 26-year-old.That is despite Jose Mourinho saying immediately after the match that he does not want Dier punished.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNumerous videos showed Dier leaving the pitch and then climbing 20 ROWS to make his way towards a section of supporters inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.The England international clambered over rows of seats and waded past supporters – most of whom scattered to let him pass.But then as he got closer to the incident, Dier could be heard shouting “he’s my brother” as he was restrained by supporters and stewards.The player was then ushered out through a door at the back of the stand with Patrick joining him inside the dressing-room. Tottenham fan’s extraordinary eyewitness account of Eric Dier row in stands says ‘he lost plot, he was like Incredible Hulk’last_img

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