Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli looks dejected on the bench after he comes off as a substitute against RB Leipzig February 19, 2020. — Reuters pic pic
Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli looks dejected on the bench after he comes off as a substitute against RB Leipzig February 19, 2020. — Reuters pic pic

LONDON, Feb 27 — Tottenham Hotspur and England midfielder Dele Alli has been charged with misconduct by the Football Association after mocking the coronavirus outbreak.

Alli posted a video on social media of himself at an airport wearing a mask and apparently mocking a man of Asian appearance.

He later apologised for the prank.

Alli, 23, has been charged with breaching FA Rule E3 (1) as the post was deemed ‘insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute’.

He has until March 5 to submit his response. — Reuters