Dele Alli could face ban over video mocking coronavirus as FA ask for observations

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With the current Coronavirus outbreak affecting training for certain teams who have rescheduled their training location, Dele Alli has been called out for making gest of the current outbreak. Tottenham’s Alli could be facing a ban from the Football Association over a video posted mocking the current outbreak affecting people worldwide. 

The Football Association is reportedly looking into the situation and from what happened, Alli will be questioned about the video of coronavirus that he shared. With many criticizing the video as racist. If charged, the Spurs midfielder could be given a hefty fine as well as a match ban. 

Last November, Manchester City’s midfielder Bernardo Silva was fined £50,000 by the FA. Silva was also given a one-game ban for offensive tweets about fellow teammate Benjamin Mendy.

Alli who was called out for his insensitive video on Snapchat has since deleted the video and apologized, saying he “let himself and the club down”.

In the video on Snapchat, the England midfielder could be seen wearing a mask while at an airport departure lounge on Saturday, accompanied by the message: “Corona whattt, please listen with volume.”

To make matters worse, Alli, zoomed the camera in on a man who appears to be of Asian descent before taking out a bottle of antiseptic hand-wash captioned: ”This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”

Alli was reportedly heading to Dubai for a quick relaxation while the Premier League is on winter break.

”I’d like to apologize for the video I posted on Snapchat yesterday,” Alli said in a video released on the Chinese social media platform Weibo.

“It wasn’t funny. I realized that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club. I don’t want you guys to have that impression of me. It isn’t something that should be joked about. Sending all my love and thoughts and prayers for everyone in China” he added.

A spokesperson for Tottenham said: “Dele has recognized he made a grave error of judgment and has issued two separate apologies.”

Spurs will return into action when they travel to Villa Park to take on Aston Villa on Sunday. Before the winter break, Spurs defeated Southampton last Wednesday 3/2 with Alli giving two Assist.

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