Dele Alli to pay £50,000 fine and given one batch ban over COVID-19 joke

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England and Tottenham football player, Dele Alli has been sanctioned by FA after posting a snapchat clip earlier this year, the video was made in jest of an Asian man in an airport departure lounge in February.

The video displayed the Tottenham football star putting on a face mask, and was titled “Corona whattt, please listen with volume” , the video showed a quick seen of an Asian man recorded unaware, before showing a bottle of an antiseptic hand wash, which was captioned: “This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me” . Although he later deleted the video and apologized to the Chinese social media network, Weibo, Dele Alli was charged with misconduct by Football Association and his case has now been heard.

The Football Association in a statement, said “Dele Alli has been suspended for one match with immediate effect, fined £50,000 and must undertake a face-to-face education course.”

Dele Alli was reported to have said 

“In response to the FA decision, I would like to apologize again for any offense caused by my behavior, It was an extremely poorly judged joke about a virus that has now affected us more than we could have ever imagined. I’m grateful that the FA has confirmed that my actions were not racist because I despise racism of any kind. We all need to be mindful of the words and actions we use and how they can be perceived by others.”