Full Footage Of Eric Dier Jumping Into Crowd To Confront Spurs Fan Who Insulted His Brother
Full footage of Eric Dier jumping into the crowd at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last night has emerged online.
After Spurs were knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich on penalties at the fifth round stag, a shocking video of Dier climbing into the stands begun to do the rounds on social media.
And new, longer footage shows the England man walking off the pitch after the game before picking up pace and hurriedly leapt over the advertising boards before making his way up the West Stand lower tier.
Full footage of Eric Dier jumping over the stands and going over to confront a fan who was insulting & abusing his brother. Brotherly love, I respect that. pic.twitter.com/5xeSQ8Vj5a- FutbolBible (@FutbolBible) March 4, 2020
The fan in question appears to scurry away as an angry Dier approaches, with fans and stewards holding the England midfielder back.
In the original video that first circulated, a close-up shot sees Dier yelling, "He's my brother," at the supporter. His manager, Jose Mourinho, would later confirm in his press conference that the former Sporting CP player was reacting to abuse aimed at his younger sibling.
"I don't think that belongs to the game," Mourinho said post-match after the penalty shoot-out defeat.
"I think Eric Dier did something we professionals cannot do... but probably every one of us would do." pic.twitter.com/JZDtvJPfmO- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) March 5, 2020
"The game was a fantastic representation of the FA Cup, but I cannot run away from the question.
"I think Eric Dier did what we as professionals cannot do, but when someone insults you and your family is involved, especially your young brother."
"This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy. We as professionals cannot do what he did.
"If the club discipline Eric Dier, I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong."
According to The Mirror, Dier could potentially be facing an FA charge for his conduct, with neither the player or club yet to comment on the post-match incident.