Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier said fan behavior at football matches is a serious problem and he feels “too…
Premier League: Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier said fan behavior at football matches is a serious problem and he feels “too uncomfortable” for his family to attend away games. The Premier League said in June it will introduce enhanced security measures to prevent crowd misconduct, with clubs unanimously agreeing that visiting teams will provide additional stewards for away games. Follow Premier League live updates with InsideSport.IN
Dier said some of his family and friends faced problems at Stamford Bridge during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the league last month.
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“For me it (fan behaviour) is a serious problem. I had some family and friends at the Chelsea away game with Tottenham and they had problems and things like that,” said Dier. “I wanted to emphasize that it was both sets of fans – I’m not saying it’s Chelsea fans or Tottenham fans, it’s football fans in general.
Premier League: Eric Dier says family not attending away games due to fans’ behaviour
In 2020, Dier was banned for four matches and fined by the FA for a confrontation with a fan following Spurs’ defeat to Norwich City in the FA Cup. British media reported that the supporter had argued with his brother. “We played Burnley after I went into the stands for the next away game and the Burnley fans sang a song about my brother and I like that sort of thing – I think it’s quite funny,” said Dier.
“But there are some things I find very strange. That is not nice. My family would never go to an away game today because of that – and it’s a shame that I feel too uncomfortable for them to go to away games.”
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