Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the FA Cup after losing to Norwich City on Wednesday night (Thursday IST). After playing out a 1-1 draw in the regulation time, Spurs were dramatically knocked out of the competition, losing 3-2 in the penalty shoot-out. However, the postgame antics overshadowed the match after Spurs midfielder Eric Dier jumped into the stands to confront one of the supporters.
Full footage of Eric Dier jumping over the stands and going over to confront a fan who was insulting & abusing his brother. Brotherly love, I respect that. pic.twitter.com/5xeSQ8Vj5a— FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 4, 2020
Spurs produced another dull performance as Jose Mourinho's side were beaten by the struggling Canaries. Jan Vertonghen scored early for the home side before Josip Drmic equalised for Norwich City. Erik Lamela, Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes all missed from the spot, resulting in Norwich pulling out a major upset.
With fans at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium calling out the players after another lacklustre display, Eric Dier apparently lost his temper after a fan allegedly engaged with his younger brother.
The incident has since gone viral on social media with several attendees posting different angles of the heated altercation. Some angles show a fan trying to provoke Eric Dier with some offensive gestures. Dier subsequently rushed to the stands to confront the fan as the footage shows the security trying to keep the duo at bay. Close up footage from the incident shows Eric Dier yelling "He's my brother".
Spurs manager Jose Mourinho addressed Eric Dier's actions after the game stating Eric Dier is a professional and cannot partake in such altercations. Mourinho further stated, "This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy. If the club discipline Eric Dier I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong."
Jose Mourinho says that Eric Dier confronted Tottenham fans because they were insulting him in front of his family and his younger brother got involved pic.twitter.com/UR7cso5pfX— B/R Football (@brfootball) March 4, 2020
Reports in the UK suggest Eric Dier is set to face an investigation by the Football Association (FA).
Eric Dier just came into the stand and had a fight with fan next to me 😱 pic.twitter.com/nMGVcDWegX— Jascha Selby (@jselby123) March 4, 2020
5TH Round FA Cup Today's Results— vumaSPORT (@vumaSPORT) March 4, 2020
Leicester 1-0 Birmingham
Sheffield Wednesday 0-1 Man City
Tottenham (2)1-1(3) Norwich City
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-Jose Mourinho & Tottenham are out of the FA Cup🙆🏼♂️#EmiratesFACup pic.twitter.com/8RgTwnlba2