By London correspondent Tony Hughes
Dele Alli punched Claudio Yacob during Tottenham’s 1-1 draw against West Brom on Monday night – and Twitter went into meltdown.
The Tottenham golden boy has showed quite a few flashes of temper during his brilliant Premier League debut season.
But 24 hours after being named the PFA Young Player of the Year, Alli’s halo slipped after footage emerged of him punching Yacob during the first half of Monday’s Premier League clash.
The 20-year-old, who had one of his poorest matches for months as Spurs were dealt a crushing blow in their title hopes, hit the West Brom midfielder in the stomach.
Alli could face now restrospective action from the Football Association, as the incident did not appear to have been spotted.
The Spurs midfielder could be slapped with a violent conduct charge and being banned for three matches, which would rule him out for the rest of the season.
Here is a selection of some of the best messages on Twitter:
Dele Alli punch on West Brom’s Yacob, ban worthy? pic.twitter.com/xKqCsb6pXT
— From The Stands (@FromTStands) April 25, 2016
Float like a butterfly, punch like Alli. ? pic.twitter.com/sd59WEuKka
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) April 25, 2016
Dele Alli should be banned from football forever. He’s meant to be a role model. The money he earns. Blah, blah, blah, blah.
— Simon Hughes (@Simon_Hughes__) April 25, 2016
He went from Dele to Muhammed Alli with that punch below
— Yemi Dada (@YemiCastano) April 25, 2016
Dele Alli definitely appeared to punch Claudio Yacob. Could be season over.
— Jonathon Moar (@Jonathon_JM) April 25, 2016
Just seen the dele alli punch. If the @FA don’t act on that then that is disgraceful!! That’s a 3 match ban minimum
— Luke Brown (@Luke_B21) April 25, 2016
That Deli Alli punch is nothing compared the Duncan Ferguson stomach sizzler on Paul Scharner.
— Si Kenyon (@SiKenyon) April 25, 2016
Alli deserves a ban for that. I mean come on, fancy not sticking that punch in Yacob’s face.
— Jack (@JackCPFC_) April 25, 2016
In other Tottenham news, the next Eric Dier could be playing at White Hart Lane next season.