Eric Dier says family don’t attend away games due to fan behaviour | Football News

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier said the behavior of fans at football matches was a serious problem and that he felt “too uncomfortable” for his family to attend away matches.
The premier league said in June it would introduce enhanced security measures to prevent unwanted crowd behavior, with clubs unanimously agreeing that visiting teams will provide additional stewards for away matches.
Dier said some of his family and friends ran into trouble at Stamford Bridge during Tottenham’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the league last month.
“For me it’s (the behavior of the fans) a serious problem. I had family and friends at Chelsea’s away game with Tottenham and they had problems and all that,” Dier said.
“I wanted to point out that these were the two groups of fans – I’m not saying they’re Chelsea fans or Tottenham fans, they’re football fans in general.”
In 2020, Dier was banned for four games and fined by the FA for a confrontation with a fan after Spurs lost to Norwich City in the FA Cup. British media reported that the supporter had a falling out with his brother.
“We played against Burnley after going into the stands for the next away game and the Burnley fans were singing a song about my brother and I like that kind of thing – I find it quite funny,” Dier said. .
“But there are things that I find very strange. It’s not pleasant. My family would never go to an away game these days because of that – and it’s a shame that I feel too uncomfortable for them to go to away matches.”

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