Dele Alli is earning himself a reputation he really doesn’t want.
There’s no doubting his talent but while he currently goes through a difficult run of form, he has found himself involved in a string of controversies, none of which have found himself in trouble by referees or via retrospective action by the FA.
From a nasty challenge on Kevin De Bruyne a couple of weeks ago to a dive to win a penalty against Burnley to an elbow in the face of an opponent against Southampton on Boxing Day, Alli really is becoming one of the most hated players in the Premier League.
It’s frustrating, too. When the likes of Oumar Niasse and Manuel Lanzini are harshly handed retrospective bans for winning penalties already this season, fans all over the world are wondering why Dele Alli continues to get away with similar crimes and dangerous, spiteful challenges.
The laws do need to be changed and until they do, the likes of Dele Alli will continue to get away with such behaviour while others at the so-called lesser clubs will continue to be punished for similar crimes…
Dele Alli gets away with another cynical elbow… how many more are ‘just an accident,’ vile player. #saintsfc
— Nathan Thomas (@Nathanthomasj) December 26, 2017
Dele Alli surely is one of dirtiest player in EPL.
— h a z w a n (@Zuan_Espada) December 26, 2017
#bbcfootball Dele Alli clearly wants a rest over New Year.
— Andy White (@andy_white14) December 26, 2017
16 minutes for the first 'it's a natural part of Dele Alli's game' and there was nothing wrong with it. It's fine just elbow people in the face no worries pal.
— Martyn Biddulph (@BiddulphMartyn) December 26, 2017
If there is any justice in this league, Dele Alli will get a ban this season for a couple of games. Man up @FA
— Jithun (@LeHighburyFC) December 26, 2017
Dele Alli is a filthy player should have seen 🔴 card twice already this season!
— Dale Levy (@Daley2006) December 26, 2017
Nothing goes more hand in hand than Dele Alli and escaping red cards.
— Iconic Özil (@Iconic_Ozil) December 26, 2017
Dele alli gets away with something scummy every week without fail.
— Thomas (@Thom_555) December 26, 2017
Dele Alli is really out here trying to hurt someone every week fjdbdhdh relax bro
— Simon Phoenix (@AyoLedge) December 26, 2017
I would really love to punch dele alli in the face
— 🎗 Wellsy 🎗 (@Wellsy2304) December 26, 2017
Dele Alli most hateful player in the premier league bar none
— Brady (@Brayd11) December 26, 2017
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