Tottenham Hotspur star Dele Alli picked up his first ever red card last month and now he has been banned by UEFA.
The governing body has confirmed that Alli will serve a three-game suspension the next time Spurs compete in a European competition.
The England international was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Brecht Dejaegere in a 2-2 draw with Europa League opponents Gent at Wembley in February.
If Spurs finish in the top three of the Premier League, then Alli will be unavailable for half of the team’s group games in the Champions League.
If Mauricio Pochettino’s men finish fourth, then the qualifying games will be included in the ban.
Similarly, if the North London outfit seal a Europa League spot, Alli will be absent for the early stages of the competition.
Even though it is not an immediate issue for Spurs, it will be a huge blow to lose Alli, who has scored seven goals in all competitions so far this season.
After the news was announced by UEFA, football fans have given their reactions on Twitter.
Glad @Dele_Alli has been banned. Disgraceful challenge from a criminally overrated player.
— Joods (@joods_quiff) March 24, 2017
Dele Alli 3 match ban for European games… RIP
— Jack (@JYstyl3) March 24, 2017
— Tim Roberts (@TimCRoberts) March 24, 2017
Dele Alli will be happy as missing half of next season's Champions League group games will give him more time to work on his dives.
— Sixth & Out ???? (@jamesash89) March 24, 2017
Dele alli only gets 3 games for that tackle ????????
— stuart (@stusaxon71) March 24, 2017
I thought Dele Alli would get away with that criminal tackle.
— El COCO (@BudaBeng) March 24, 2017
— RafM (@MeI98x) March 24, 2017
@Dele_Alli 3 games maddddd ting
— Tavor playZ (@odedrahat) March 24, 2017
— Matthew McAllister (@DanteFlorence) March 24, 2017