Joey Barton claims Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli should be banned

Dele Alli gives insruction to teammates during an England Training Session at The LFF Stadium in Vilnius at a Media Access day on October 7, 2017 in Vilnius,

Tottenham Hotspur Dele Alli was accused of diving against Huddersfield Town recently.

Joey Barton of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Joey Barton has suggested to the Alan Brazil Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 16th October, that Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli needs to be banned.

Alli was guilty of diving when Spurs beat Huddersfield Town 4-0 at the John Smith’s Stadium just over a fortnight ago, but he avoided retrospective punishment.

Watford’s Richarlison may not be so lucky, as the Brazilian has been accused of going down too easily against Arsenal.

Richarlison of Watford tackles Trent Alexander-Arnold of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Watford and Liverpool at Vicarage Road on August 12, 2017 in Watford, England.

The forward went down under a challenge from Hector Bellerin to earn Watford a penalty in their 2-1 victory over the Gunners at the weekend.

There have now been calls for Richarlison to be banned, but Barton claims that if the Watford man is suspended then Alli should serve a similar punishment.

Tottenham Hotspur's English midfielder Dele Alli (L) vies with Huddersfield Town's German defender Christopher Schindler during the English Premier League football match between...

“This is the issue and I know they do it up in Scotland. But if you don’t ban Dele Alli last week, how do you ban Richarlison? Because it’s definitely worse than Richarlison,” Barton said.

Alli was even criticised by Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for his actions against Huddersfield.

Alli has continued to play for Spurs, despite his recent case of simulation, and helped Pochettino’s side win 1-0 against Bournemouth at the weekend.

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