Dier hit with misconduct charge for fan-rage incident after Spurs’ FA Cup loss

first_imgERIC DIER has been charged by the FA after he climbed into the crowd to confront a fan after Tottenham’s FA Cup loss to Norwich in March.The England man, 26, leapt over advertising hoardings and raced up the West Stand after Spurs lost on penalties.3 Eric Dier has been charged by the FA for sprinting up the stands to confront a fan in March3 Dier was pictured and filmed arguing with supporters in the home endCredit: Rex FeaturesDier is said to have been protecting his younger brother, who’d got himself into a spat with a fellow supporter.But the Tottenham man has now been charged with misconduct.An FA statement read: “Eric Dier has been charged with misconduct for a breach of FA Rule E3.”It is alleged that the Tottenham Hotspur midfielder’s actions at the conclusion of the Emirates FA Cup fixture against Norwich City FC on Wednesday 4 March 2020 were improper and/or threatening.”Eric Dier has until Friday 8 May 2020 to provide a response.”The statement went on to reveal there is no estimated fine or ban in place as yet, thanks to the unusual nature of the incident.It read: “This case is being treated as ‘non-standard’, so no sanction has been offered with the charge.”If it is accepted, or found proven, any penalty ultimately imposed will be solely at the discretion of an independent Regulatory Commission.”At the time of the bizarre clash, a source revealed one fan had been screaming “horrendous” abuse in the direction of Dier.3 The incident came just minutes after Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup on penaltiesCredit: Rex FeaturesMORE TOTTENHAM STORIESHARRY 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearHis younger brother, Patrick – who was sat nearby – then tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.Numerous videos showed Dier leaving the pitch and then climbing 20 ROWS to make his way towards a section of supporters inside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img read more

Ecobank Gives to Ebola Survivors

first_imgEcobank Liberia Limited has donated large quantities of assorted food items, bleach and toiletries to the government to aid survivors of the Ebola epidemic in the country. The Bank’s Managing Director (MD), Mr. Kola Adeleke, led an array of staff to the compound of the General Services Agency (GSA) on UN Drive Saturday, November 8, to make the donation to GSA Director General and head of logistics for the government’s Ebola Task Force, Madam Mary T. Broh. The assorted items, which are valued over US$10,000, will be directly distributed to Ebola survivors, who the Ecobank Management has urged the public not to stigmatize against.The donation coincided with this year’s Ecobank Day jamboree, a day celebrated in 36 countries that are subsidiaries of the Ecobank Transitional Incorporated (ETI), parent company of the Ecobank Liberia. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Adeleke thanked the international community, the Liberian Government and people for head-on fighting the Ebola virus, which, he said there is a drastic reduction in the number of new cases nationwide. He pledged to continue working with the government and international organizations to ensure that Liberia becomes an Ebola-free country and survivors of the deadly virus are not stigmatized. Mr. Adeleke cautioned the public against stigmatizing survivors of the Ebola virus, noting that it is imperative for survivors to tell their stories. “We have to learn from their experiences and how they came in contact with the disease. Telling their stories will greatly help national fight,” said the Ecobank Managing Director. “Let us not stigmatize them. Let us not be afraid of them because they are not vulnerable to the disease anymore.” Mr. Adeleke noted that Ebola survivors are Africans and Liberians, “just like you and me.” He spoke of the grave impact of the Ebola outbreak on the economies of the three countries hit hardest by the virus, but noted that as a Pan African bank that has vast experience in operating in crisis environment, Ecobank crafted a business continuity plan (BCP) that has helped it through crises including the Ebola crisis.“During crisis like this we {Ecobank Family] sacrifice profitability for liquidity,” said the Ecobank boss. He assured the public that as a Pan African bank, Ecobank is in Liberia to stay and to help with the development agenda of the country and its people. “This is our core value—to help develop Africa and Africans,” he said. Receiving the items, GSA Director General and head of logistics for the government’s Ebola Taskforce, Mary Broh, thanked Mr. Adeleke and the Ecobank Family for supporting not only the government’s anti-Ebola efforts, but the GSA itself. “We are very grateful to the Pan African bank that has always been there for us as a country and people,” said Madam Broh. “I can assure you that these items will be recorded and delivered as you wish and that all records will be made available to your bank for recordkeeping,” she sated. The GSA boss also assured the Ecobank Family that ONLY the Ebola survivors will benefit from the items.This is not the first time Ecobank Liberia has made crucial donation to the government’s anti-Ebola efforts. Few months ago, the Bank donated a brand new ambulance to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to help transport infected patients to treatment centers. The donation on Friday coincided with the founding celebration of Ecobank dubbed Ecobank Day, on October 4, 1985. This year’s celebration was shifted to October 8 due to the Muslims’ holiday which fell on October 4, 2014. Ecobank currently has branches in 36 countries in Africa. It is also present in China, the United Kingdom, the US and France, amongst others. Ecobank started on October 4, 1985 with an authorized capital of US$100 million. An initial paid up capital of US$32 million was raised from 1,500 individuals and institutions from West African countries, which led to the signing of an agreement granting Ecobank the status of an international organization with rights and privileges to operate as a regional institution. The Bank currently has up to US$23 billion in assets, 10 million customers and over 20,000 employees across the continent. Ecobank Liberia is the biggest bank in the term of capital, branch networks and staff in Liberia.        Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more