Is this the sequel to the Dele Alli wave? pic.twitter.com/AwfWVFI9OP
— Rob Armstrong (@RobArmstrong_wh) September 4, 2017
There were suggestions Alli had made the gesture towards referee Clement Turpin, but Alli later clarified that it was directed at his former Tottenham teammate Kyle Walker.
Just to clarify, the gesture tonight was a joke between me and my good friend Kyle Walker! Apologies for any offence caused! Great win 2nite
— Dele (@dele_official) September 4, 2017
Walker reacted on Twitter in hilarious fashion.
— Kyle Walker (@kylewalker2) September 5, 2017
Hopefully the light-hearted response to the incident will be shared by FIFA when they decide whether to take action.
Away from Alli’s incident, it was a good night for another Spurs player – Eric Dier scored a first half equaliser to set England on the path to victory.