Fifa has opened disciplinary proceedings against Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli after he
gestured with his middle finger during England's match against Slovakia on Monday.
Television pictures showed Alli's gesture during the two-one World Cup qualifying
victory at Wembley. The twenty-one- year-old said it was a "joke with good friend" Kyle
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, who also described the gesture as a joke, said
Alli was unlucky to be caught on camera and that his general behaviour is fantastic. Alli
and full-back Walker were team-mates at Spurs until the latter joined Manchester City
The incident occurred in the seventy-seventh minute after Alli was body-checked by
Fenerbahce defender Martin Skrtel, and referee Clement Turpin waved play on. It is
thought the case will not be dealt with until late September at the earliest.