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“Oh Dier, oh Dier”- Some Tottenham fans react to star confronting fan over alleged criticism

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Twitter reacts to Eric Dier’s post-match confrontation with a fan

Eric Dier had an eventful night to say the least against Norwich City in the FA Cup fifth-round tie at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Unfortunately for Spurs, the major talking point occurred off the pitch as the player charged into the crowd to physically confront a fan.

Tensions were high after Tim Krul saved two penalties to knock Tottenham out of the tournament. The FA Cup represented the team’s best chance of winning silverware this season and this latest loss did not go down well with the crowd.

A fan appeared to abuse Dier which did not go down well with the player’s younger brother. This altercation spiralled out of control when the English midfielder stormed up the stand to seemingly trade blows.

You can watch the entire incident below.

Speaking after the match, Mourinho spoke in no uncertain terms exactly what he made of the situation. The manager ‘understood’ why Dier did what he had to do but also accepted that it was an unprofessional thing to do.

“I am with the player, and I understand the player.”

We all have families and lose our cool if we feel they are threatened. However, Dier would have done better to diffuse the situation rather than confront it. The midfielder’s reaction could be attributed to feelings getting out of control, given the result.

Eric Dier

Eric Dier went into the crowd to confront an abusive fan

Mourinho: Right but unprofessional

Asked if Spurs will be taking action against Dier, Mourinho added: “If the club does that I will not agree, but he did wrong.”

It remains to be seen if the FA will take any action against the player. The incident comes at a bad time for Spurs with Mourinho grappling with a host of injury problems and a prospective ban for Dele Alli for his offensive post on social media.

Tottenham took the lead through Jan Verthonghen before Norwich equalized in the second half. Tim Krul was the hero for the Canaries as he saved from Troy Parrott and Gedson Fernandes to ensure his side went through.

A number of Spurs fans took to Twitter to react to this incident. A large number of them were sympathetic while some bemoaned a ban the midfielder is likely to receive.

Let’s take a look at some of the tweets below.

Twitter reacts to Eric Dier confronting a fan

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