Police release image of man who threw plastic bottle at Dele Alli
The image of a man suspected to have thrown a plastic bottle at Dele Alli during Tottenham’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal has been released by Police.
In the 73rd minute of the Carabao Cup quarter final clash at the Emirates Stadium, Dele Alli was struck with a plastic bottle thrown from the stands.
The police say though they are yet to identify who the man in the image is, they are hoping information from the public will help.
Jonathan Fryar, who is leading the investigation, said:
“This was a disrespectful act which showed complete disregard for both the players and the fans wishing to enjoy a peaceful match.
“The incident is being taken seriously and we have been working closely with Arsenal Football Club to thoroughly investigate.”
Dele Alli ended up scoring in the encounter and did a hand gesture indicating the score line towards the crowd.
According to a tweet he shared, the incident made his goal “sweeter”.