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Spurs Star Involved In Altercation With Fan, Mourinho Reacts

One of Tottenham Hotspur's stars jumped into the stands and became involved in a heated altercation with a fan following his side's FA Cup exit on Wednesday night, and Jose Mourinho has since reacted to the incident.

Click through the gallery above to see some images of the incident.

Spurs were eliminated from the FA Cup by Norwich City this week, losing a penalty shootout 3-2 after the game had ended 1-1 after extra-time.

However, things went from bad to worse for the Lilywhites when Eric Dier jumped into the stands to approach a fan who had reportedly verbally abused his brother.

"This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy," Spurs boss Mourinho said in a post-match press conference, as quoted by Metro.

"We, as professionals, cannot do what he did. I don't think that belongs to the game. The game was a fantastic representation of the FA Cup, but I cannot run away from the question.

"I think Eric Dier did what we, as professionals, cannot do, but when someone insults you and your family is involved, especially your young brother.

"If the club (decides to) discipline Eric Dier, I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong."

You can see a video of the incident below:

Although he insisted he was not defending Dier's actions, Mourinho then tried to explain his player's reaction further.

"The people that are in these privileged positions by the tunnel," he added.

"Of course, some are Tottenham fans but I think a lot of corporate, a lot of invitation, a lot of people with special status, and probably it's the place of the stadium where I sometimes have doubts over if they are the real Tottenham fans because these (real fans) are the ones who support the boys until the last.

"This person insulted Eric, his family was there. The young brother was not happy with the situation and then Eric, I repeat, did what we professionals cannot do, but did something that probably we would do."

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The defeat by penalties was Spurs' fourth loss in a row after defeats to RB Leipzig, Chelsea and Wolverhampton Wanderers over the past two weeks.

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