Tottenham Hotspur have been dealt a blow ahead of their clash against Manchester United after Dele Alli was handed a one-game suspension for a social media post.
Alli was also fined £50,000 and ordered to attend a face-to-face education course due to a snapchat post on February 6 that breached FA rule E3.
He was previously charged with discrimination and bringing the game into disrepute after a video appeared on his Snapchat account mocking an Asian man during the coronavirus pandemic.
Alli has since responded to the verdict, admitting it was poor judgement and taking full responsibility for his actions.
The 24-year-old would most likely have featured under Jose Mourinho for Spurs as United resume their Premier League campaign with a tough fixture next Friday.
Fortunately for Mourinho, his most dangerous attacking options are now back raring to go after using the enforced break to regain full fitness.
The former United boss should have star men Harry Kane and Heung Min Son back available for selection, as well as Steven Bergwijn, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura.
Despite Alli’s absence, Spurs have more than enough fire power to cause United problems next week and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be wary of the attacking threat of the opposition when deciding on his game-plan.
— Dele (@dele_official) June 11, 2020