Exclusive: Spurs attacker ruled out of clash v Man United, Mills: 'Madness'
Danny Mills suggested Dele Alli’s punishment was slightly harsh after the Tottenham midfielder posted a video of him mocking coronavirus on social media.
The former Leeds United and Manchester City right-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed it is now best that the 24-year-old “takes it on the chin” and prepares for a return to action.
Alli received a one-game ban and a £50,000 fine from the FA after he posted a video of himself at an airport on February 6 zooming in on an Asian man, with the caption: ‘Corona whattttt, please listen with volume.’
The England attacking midfielder will also have to attend an educational course after the commission ruled he had made an ‘unacceptable racist stereotype’.
Alli will miss Spurs’ crucial fixture against Manchester United on Friday evening with victory a must if Jose Mourinho’s side want to finish in the top-four this season.
When asked by Football Insider for his reaction to the FA’s ruling, Mills said: “It was a joke that went wrong. Does it even warrant a game ban? I do not know.
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“In the current climate that we are in, we just see madness from time to time with what is happening in the world at the moment.
“If it had just been a fine, OK. If it was just a one-match ban, OK.
“It is what it is now, take it on the chin and move on.”
In response to the verdict, All wrote on Twitter: “I apologise again for any offence cause by my actions on 6th February.
“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.”
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