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Crowd behaviour is a serious problem in football – Tottenham’s Eric Dier



Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur – Premier League – Selhurst Park

Eric Dier believes football has a ‘serious problem’ with fan behaviour, revealing he told his mum she could no longer travel to watch his matches.

The Tottenham defender was embroiled in a confrontation with a supporter following an FA Cup loss to Norwich in March 2020, stepping into the stands after the fan argued with Dier’s brother.

He was charged by the Football Association, eventually receiving a four-match ban and a £40,000 fine.

Eric Dier confronts a spectator after the FA Cup loss to Norwich in March 2020 (PA)

He also revealed further abuse aimed at his brother in the recent 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge by Chelsea and Spurs supporters.