BREAKING: Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier handed four game suspension for fan confrontation
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BREAKING: Tottenham midfielder Eric Dier handed four game suspension for fan confrontation

Eric Dier has been handed a four-game ban by and fined £40,000 by the FA after the Tottenham defender climbed into the stands following an FA Cup game against Norwich City. 

In a match staged at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in March, Spurs lost a penalty shoot-out to Norwich City. Dier was left furious after he saw his brother being abused by a fan and race to the stands. There was no physical exchange and the matter was not pursued by the Metropolitan Police after a brief investigation. 

After 127 days, an FA Commission says that they 'found Eric Dier's actions to be threatening and he has been fined of £40,000 while getting a four-match suspension. 

"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," a statement from the FA read. 

"The Tottenham Hotspur FC player admitted that his actions at the conclusion of a fixture against Norwich City FC in The FA Cup on 04 March 2020 were improper but denied that they were also threatening." 

"An independent Regulatory Commission subsequently found Eric Dier’s actions to be threatening and its written reasons for the decision and sanction can be found attached." 

This means Dier will miss the north London's upcoming games against AFC Bournemouth, Arsenal, Newcastle United and Leicester City.

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