Dele Alli could be banned for four games if he is found guilty of raising his middle finger during England’s 2-1 win over Slovakia at Wembley earlier this month.
Is this the sequel to the Dele Alli wave? pic.twitter.com/AwfWVFI9OP
— Rob Armstrong (@RobArmstrong_wh) September 4, 2017
Both the 21-year-old and Kyle Walker, the player Alli claims he aimed the gesture towards, have sent written statements to Fifa contending the incident was a personal joke between two friends.
According to the Telegraph, Alli will be suspended for up to four games if Fifa doesn’t see the funny side.
That means the Tottenham attacker could miss the first two matches of the World Cup in Russia next summer.
Surely Fifa will see sense so that this farcical situation can be brought to an end sooner rather than later.