Dele Alli hoping to dodge FA ban because taunting coronavirus video was private

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first_imgDELE ALLI is hoping to avoid a ban from the FA for his coronavirus taunt because the post was private.The Tottenham midfielder could be in store for a one-match suspension after he made joke about an Asian man and coronavirus on Snapchat while in an airport on the way to Dubai during the winter break.2 Dele Alli is hoping to avoid a ban from the FA because his coronavirus taunt was made in a private groupOn Wednesday, he was charged for an aggravated breach of FA Rule E3.But according to the Evening Standard, Dele is understood to be ready to appeal which would give him the chance to give his side of the story at a personal hearing.Bernardo Silva was hit with a one-game ban and £50,000 fine in November after tweeting about Manchester City team-mate Benjamin Mendy.Portuguese star Silva’s post was public to all – including his 600,000 followers at the time – but Dele’s argument is that his video was in a private Snapchat group chat and that context should be considered.When the FA charged Silva, they referenced the fact that the tweet “was not a private communication between two friends [but a] post…on a social media platform exposed to the 600,000 followers” – which would therefore appear to support Dele.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursThe video was copied and sold to a national newspaper, with Dele said to be unsure who leaked the clip.Footage showed the playmaker wearing a face mask before zooming in on a person saying: “Corona whattt, please listen with volume.“This virus gunna have to be quicker than that to catch me.”Dele later deleted the video and posted an apology, saying: “It wasn’t funny. I realised that immediately and took it down.“I let myself down and the club.”Silva, however, initially added another tweet, writing: “Can’t even joke with a friend these days… You guys..”Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongThe England international has until next Thursday to submit his appeal, after which an FA commission has ten working days to decide the case’s outcome.A ban for Dele would spell further bad news for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho who is already without injured duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.Although as revealed by SunSport, the Three Lions captain is targeting a return in early April which would be a huge boost for Tottenham and England.2 Bernardo Silva was banned for one game for posting a racist tweet to team-mate Benjamin Mendylast_img

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