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'We footballers are human beings' - Ginola comes to Dier's defence after Tottenham fan row

Eric Dier is expected to be charged by the FA after jumping into the crowd after Tottenham's midweek defeat to Norwich City in the FA Cup but Spurs legend David Ginola has leapt to the midfielder's defence.

The 26-year-old was pictured being held back by stewards after confronting a fan who had insulted his brother after the penalty shootout defeat on Wednesday, and the FA and Tottenham are investigating the incident.

Ginola was often targeted for being French during his playing career in England, and he says he understands how a footballer might want to react when on the receiving end of abuse that goes too far.