Eric Dier jumps into stands to confront Tottenham fans who insulted him

Posted Thursday, March 05, 2020 by

Eric Dier jumps into stands to confront Tottenham fans who insulted him

Tottenham Hotspur were knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties to Norwich on Wednesday night and afterwards, Spurs midfielder Eric Dier climbed into the stands to confront his own supporters as they were insulting him in front of his family.

The England international was filmed and pictured on social media climbing over rows of seats before getting involved in a confrontation, which led to Dier being led away by stewards.

Initial reports stated that Dier was coming to the defence of Gedson Fernandes, but Jose Mourinho revealed post-match that the 26-year-old was riled up by comments made in front of his family.

"I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do but probably every one of us would do," Mourinho said.

"I repeat we professionals cannot do it, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player.

"The fans were with the team until the last penalty kick that we missed.

"This person insulted Eric; the family was there, the younger brother was not happy with the situation."

When asked if Spurs may take action against Dier, the Portuguese coach sees both sides of the argument.

"If the club does that I will not agree, but he did wrong," Mourinho added.

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