Eric Dier faces FA charge for clash with Tottenham fan after Norwich defeat

Tottenham star Eric Dier is facing the prospect of an FA charge after jumping into the stands to confront a fan after their FA Cup exit at the hands of Norwich.

After being dumped out of the competition on penalties, Dier was filmed climbing into the lower tier of the West Stand and being restrained by stewards in an altercation with a fan.

Jose Mourinho revealed after the game that Dier had approached a fan over an incident involving his brother, with Dier heard shouting: "That's my brother" in front of stunned onlookers in footage which has gone viral.

Dier is now set to be asked for his version of events by the Football Association, who are investigating the incident, as he faces a possible charge for his conduct.

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It is believed the fan involved has been identified whilst Spurs are conducting their own investigation.

Dier was defended by manager Mourinho after the game as he urged the club not to discipline the player whilst admitting he "did something we professionals cannot do".

Mourinho said: “I think Eric Dier did something that we professionals cannot do but in these circumstances every one of us would do.

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“Because when somebody insults you, and your family is there, and you get involved with the person that is insulting you, in this case a younger brother, I think Eric did what we professionals cannot do.

“But I repeat, probably every one of us would do. I repeat, we professionals we cannot do, but I repeat I am with the player and I understand the player.

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“This person insulted Eric, his family was there. The young brother was not happy with the situation and then Eric, I repeat (he) did what we professionals cannot do, but did something that probably we would do.

“If the club does that (give disciplinary action) I will not agree, but he did wrong.”

The FA will now wait on the referee's report from match official Paul Tierney to see if there is any mention of the incident.

Investigations will then continue with a likelihood of Dier receiving a heavy sanction for his conduct.

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