Dele Alli suspended for a breach of FA Rule E3 in relation to a social media post

Thursday 11 Jun 2020
Dele Alli suspended

Dele Alli has been suspended for one match with immediate effect, fined £50,000 and must undertake an education course following a breach of FA Rule E3. 

The Tottenham Hotspur FC player denied that a social media post breached FA Rule E3(1), as it was insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, and constituted an “Aggravated Breach”, which is defined in FA Rule E3(2), as it included a reference, whether express or implied, to race and/or colour and/or ethnic origin and/or nationality. However, it was subsequently found proven by an independent Regulatory Commission. 

The Regulatory Commission’s written reasons can be found below. 

By FA Staff