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Simon Jordan Blasts Political Correctness Surrounding Dele Alli’s “Racist Video”
By Joe Fish -

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli faces a fine and a possible suspension from the FA for alleged racist behaviour on social media, as BBC Sport reports.

The 23-year-old posted a Snapchat video, which was leaked to the press by one of his supposed [former] friends, in which he joked about not catching the deadly coronavirus from a random Asian man in the background.

Dele quickly apologised in a video on Chinese website Weibo, saying: “It wasn’t funny and I realised that immediately and took it down. I let myself down and the club. It isn’t something that should be joked about. I’m sending all my love and all my thoughts and prayers to everyone in China.”

MORE: Dele Alli’s Apology For Coronavirus Video Won’t Save Him

FA precedent suggests Dele will be slapped with a £50,000 fine and one-match ban, which was the punishment handed out to Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva last season, after he likened team-mate Benjamin Mendy to a black cartoon character on Twitter. The FA, as diverse as the crowd at a Cliff Richard gig, took it upon themselves to assume Mendy was offended.

The incredibly diverse and representative board of directors at the FA.

The FA are so worried about being seen to be done right, rather than actually doing right, that they will surely make the same ruling with Dele.

They don’t care what it is, they care what it looks like.

Speaking to talkSPORT, ex-Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan hit the nail on the head, with equal levels of criticism for Dele and the FA.

“Dele Alli thinking a subject matter which is causing great consternation and has basically shut down a country and putting that up as a joke is just pure and utter self-indulgence, ignorance and stupidity.

“But does that take you into the territory of being sanctioned because you’re stupid? Because I tell you what, we’ll lose half the Premier League if we go down that road of saying to sanction players because they’re stupid.

“While I don’t think the subject matter is humorous, I do think we have to get some context.

“I’m a bit tired of this offended for offended sake gang that’s out there that takes offence at everything. People seem to have lost their humour. I think the FA will fall into the category now because it’s politically correct to.”

Jordan added on The White & Sawyer Show: “The FA and the clubs have got to sit down and say we’ve got a phenomenon in social media that is a tiger by the tail, we need to a get a blueprint of what players can do and what they can’t and give them clear guidelines and clear education, and then sit back and see how stupid and how destructive players want to be at times.”

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England Mike
England Mike
1 year ago

Surely the salient point in all this , is that the lad did not think before he acted, which is purely down to a lack of intelligence and that long forgotten human trait of possessing any common sense. The fact Dele is a Spurs player does not mean he is beyond the pale, I dont care how good a player he is or could be, he is still a plank.

James McKevitt
James McKevitt
1 year ago

Meanwhile back at the FAs own ranch the lower tiers of the football pyramid are on the verge of imploding in bankruptcy under the weight of their debt.

Charles Crosby
1 year ago

Classic FA virtue signalling.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

This site is going PC crazy too with the comments culling ..

Harry Hotspur
1 year ago

There’s been a swear filter for months.

Advertisers don’t want it, so they don’t happen any more.

Soz.

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago
Reply to  Harry Hotspur

Ahh i see. Thanks. Definitely better really if any younger readers or children are tuning in.

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
1 year ago

I do hope you are all signing this for Jimmy.

http://chng.it/vKvY6TVghh

Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

This is almost becoming the modern day salem witchhunt.. Racist racist send in the mob to burn him at the stake 😫 why not do something about the real racism in the game like those neo nazi italian supporters…. I thought deles video was rather funny, it was harmless black comedy.

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago

Dele. Some exceptional performances will make all this go away.

Jonathan Hurst
Jonathan Hurst
1 year ago
Reply to  Tappaspur

I know this is not what you mean but makes it sound like the fa is gonna go ahh be as stupid/racist as you like your playing well 😂😂

Tappaspur
Tappaspur
1 year ago
Reply to  Jonathan Hurst

🌚

David Dillenberg
David Dillenberg
1 year ago
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David Dillenberg
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