Tottenham defender Dier reveals fan behaviour becoming 'huge, huge problem'

Tottenham Hotspur defender Eric Dier has expressed his concerns over worsening fan behaviour.

Dier famously jumped into the crowd following Tottenham’s FA Cup defeat to Norwich in March 2020, in order to defend his brother, who had been targeted with abuse by a supporter.

And Dier has revealed how his family was abused at Tottenham’s recent draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

“It has definitely got worse,” he said. “For me it is a serious problem. I had some family and friends at the Chelsea away game with Tottenham and they had problems and stuff. Not nice ones either. It is a huge, huge problem.

“It was verbal, not physical – but, like, bad stuff.

“I want to emphasise it was both sets of fans – I am not saying it is Chelsea fans or Tottenham fans, it is football fans in general.”