When news broke of this story on Saturday evening, we hoped that something truly shocking had played out. But now that the footage of Benoit Assou-Ekotto’s altercation with a mouthy Spurs fan has been released, this story is sadly just a storm in a tea-cup.
That, though, hasn’t stopped The Sun trying to hype up the incident for all its worth, with hack Dean Jones employed to hype the story up to the max.
According to Jones, “This is the moment Benoit Assou-Ekotto was caught up in an astonishing bust-up with a supporter… He confronted a fan who shouted “you’re s***” at the full-back following the 1-0 defeat to Wolves at White Hart Lane… [The] footage clearly shows Assou-Ekotto being dragged away by Spurs No 2 Joe Jordan after lashing out at the supporter.”
Sounds crazy? It really isn’t.
The footage can be seen here.