England Star Dele Alli Banned
Dele is no longer a child, he should have dropped these unprofitable habits.
Alli was hit with the punishment and fined 5,000 Swiss francs (£3,800) by world governing body FIFA following the incident in England’s win at Wembley last month.
Television footage showed the Tottenham midfielder making a middle-finger salute shortly after a collision with Martin Skrtel.
But Alli claimed the gesture was aimed at England team-mate Kyle Walker rather than the officials or any Slovakia player.
FIFA’s disciplinary committee accepted the 21-year-old was not taunting referee Clement Turpin, but still handed out the suspension.
Alli is set to miss next Thursday’s game against Slovenia at Wembley as England look to seal their place at next year’s World Cup.
He could return for the final group game in Lithuania on Sunday.
“Following the incident that occurred during the match between England and Slovakia on 4 September 2017. Dele Alli has been sanctioned with a suspension for one official match, and a fine of CHF 5,000 for making an offensive and unsporting gesture,” a FIFA spokesman said.
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