Dele Alli has been hit with misconduct by the FA following his social media post about coronavirus.
Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli was caught in a controversy earlier this month after posting a video on Snapchat in which he appeared to mock an Asian man. He also associated the said man with the recent deadly outbreak Coronavirus.
The 23-year then quickly apologized while labeling his actions as immature.
Nevertheless, the FA announced earlier that it will be conducting an investigation on Alli. And recently, they have charged him with misconduct for a breach of rules. As Sky Sports reports, the statement by FA read:
“Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post.
“It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s post breaches FA Rule E3(1) as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute.
“He has until Thursday 5 March 2020 to provide a response.”