SunSport readers back Dier after he confronted fan who abused his brother

first_imgSUNSPORT readers have given their backing to Eric Dier after the Tottenham star confronted a fan who abused his brother in Wednesday night’s FA Cup defeat.We asked you what you made of the Spurs star, 26, storming into the stands to support his family and you responded in your thousands.2 Fans have backed Eric Dier after he jumped into the stands to defend his brotherOf the more than 5,000 readers who cast a vote, a whopping 62.3 per cent believe Dier did the right thing.Just 19.5 per cent of fans believe he was in the wrong, with a further 18.2 per cent saying it depends on what the fan did.Dier leapt over seats as he raced to the top of the stand to confront a fan after Tottenham were knocked out of the FA Cup by Norwich on penalties.Initial reports claimed the player – who scored his penalty in the shootout – had been defending team-mate Gedson Fernandes over claims he’d been racially abused.But we can reveal the real reason behind the 40-cap England star seeing red – because he was heroically defending his younger brother, Patrick.A source revealed one fan had been shouting abuse in the direction of Dier, despite him being one of very few Spurs stars to have a decent game in North London.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe player’s brother, who was seated nearby, tried to calm the man down.It is believed the pair got into a heated exchange and Dier jumped into the stands to protect his sibling.It’s not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Spurs fan.Tottenham are not expected to take any action against Dier, who could be heard shouting, “he’s my brother, he’s my brother” during the clash in one fan video.The FA are now investigating the incident and they will speak to Spurs stewards and fans nearby for their observations.2 Jose Mourinho has never won a penalty shootout in EnglandMORE SPURS 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 yearDier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area – and could be charged and fined.But the FA could be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.Fans had already taken to Twitter to show their “respect” to Dier for his heroic behaviour.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img read more

Uganda Cranes striker off to Estonia

first_img Tags: Edrisa LubegaFloridsdorfer ACPaide Linnameeskondproline fcsteven mukwalaSV Guntamatic Reid This will be Edrisa Lubega’s third European club. (PHOTO/courtesy)Proline FC striker Edrisa ‘Torres’ Lubega is on the move again.According to reports, the pacey striker has been loaned to Estonian side Paide Linnameeskond.Lubega who just returned to Proline a few months ago is understood to have signed a two-year deal that will see him in Estonia up until 2021 with an option to extend it on a permanent basis.This will be his third European side following loan stints at SV Guntamatic Reid and Floridsdorfer AC.The 21-year old is one of the most promising strikers in Ugandan football but has somehow failed to further his development.He has consistently been part of the national team set up but failed to tie down a starting slot.After re-joining Proline in the summer, he has gone on to net four goals and hence summoned to the Uganda Cranes team that is currently taking part in the 2019 CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup in Kampala. However, due to injury, he was dropped and replaced with Steven Mukwala.About Lubega’s new clubPaide Linnameeskond is a football club based in Paide, Estonia, that competes in the Meistriliiga, the top flight of Estonian football.The club’s home ground is Paide Linnastaadion.Founded in 2004, the club has played in the Meistriliiga since 2009 and have never been relegated from the Estonian top division.Comments last_img read more