A TOTTENHAM fan’s extraordinary eyewitness account of Eric Dier’s row with a supporter revealed the England star had “completely lost it” and was “like the Incredible Hulk.”
He could be heard shouting “he’s my brother” as he was restrained by supporters and stewards.
It is believed the fan and Dier’s younger sibling got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions ace jumped into the stands to protect him.
White Hart Lane regular Neil was nearby to watch the entire bust-up unfold and he admitted he felt sorry for the England International.
He told talkSPORT: “We saw the whole Eric Dier incident right in front of us.
“There were two guys who were fighting after the match, they were in the crowd pushing and trying to fight, and, I don’t know, but it looked like it could have been his brother – that’s what Mourinho said.
“But then Eric Dier lost the plot, and the next thing you know he is bounding up the stairs. There must have been about 20 fans trying to hold him back, he was like the Incredible Hulk.
“It was really sad to see actually; he lost the plot, lost it, and I feel sorry for him. He actually had a good game, as well.
“There was a Spurs fan who had obviously done something or said something, that’s who Eric Dier was after.
“A Spurs fan then put his hands up and tried to get out of the ground and Dier just went after him and was going bananas.
“As I said, I felt sorry for him. He lost it, completely lost it.
“There were people holding him back, there were phones in his face, we’ve got videos, it’s all over social media.
“He’s in big trouble now.”
Eric Dier lost the plot, there must have been about 20 fans trying to hold him back, he was like the Incredible Hulk
Dier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area.
He is likely to be charged and will face a small ban and potentially a fine.
But the FA could be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.
Eric, one of six children in the Dier clan, has two younger brothers, Edward and Patrick.
They have three sisters Daisy, Steffi and Francesca.
And it is believed to be Patrick that was involved in the bust-up and then invited into the dressing room after the clash.
Spurs have already identified the fan and launched an investigation while a Metropolitan Police statement read: “Police are aware of an incident following the conclusion of the Tottenham v Norwich match on Wednesday, 4 March where a player entered the crowd. No complaints or allegations have been received at this time.”
It is not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Tottenham fan, but the club are NOT expected to take any action against Dier.
The altercation took place just minutes after Jose Mourinho’s side crashed out of the fifth round against the Premier League’s bottom side on penalties.
The Portuguese manager later condemned Dier’s actions in his press conference.
He said: “I don’t think that belongs to the game. The game was a fantastic representation of the FA Cup, but I cannot run away from the question.
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“I think Eric Dier did what we as professionals cannot do but when someone insults you and your family is involved, especially your younger brother.”
Mourinho added: “This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy. We as professionals cannot do what he did.
“If the club discipline Eric Dier I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong.”
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