Eric Dier suspended from four matches

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Following Tottenham’s FA Cup loss to Norwich City in March, Eric Dier discovered his punishment on Wednesday after he clashed with a supporter.

Eric Dier was threatened with a four-game ban and a £40,000 fine after his altercation with a supporter following Tottenham’s FA Cup loss at Norwich City in March.

The shoot-out defeat was angered at the actions of a supporter at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after Spurs’ penalty, the England midfielder climbed into the stands.

Stewards intervened to distinguish Dier from the attacker after which manager Jose Mourinho said that his player had responded to his younger brother ‘s attacks.

Dier was charged for corruption by the Football Association (FA) in April.

He denied his actions were violent, but a separate regulatory committee discovered another problem, with the FA announcing its suspension on Wednesday.

“Eric Dier was suspended with immediate effect for four matches, fined £40,000 and warned of his potential actions following a breach of FA Rule E3,” read a statement from the FA.

“The Tottenham Hotspur FC player acknowledged that his actions in the FA Cup on March 4, 2020, at the end of a fixture against Norwich City FC, were unacceptable but denied that they were also dangerous. The actions of Eric Dier were subsequently found threatening by an independent regulatory commission.”

The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning that all but one of Spurs’ remaining five Premier League games, including Sunday’s derby against Arsenal, is missed by Dier.

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