Tottenham’s Erik Lamela could be in hot water after images have emerged of him appearing to eye gouge Dejan Lovren during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool.
The incident went unnoticed in the match but is now being shared on social media by many angry Liverpool supporters.
The FA could certainly take retrospective action on the Argentinian if they consider Lamela guilty.
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Reports claim the incident happened after Lovren fouled Harry Kane. The Liverpool defender collected the ball before Lamela raised his left hand to the Croatian’s eyes while trying to retrieve it.
Lamela, who committed a league-high 46 fouls by February last season, might want to start preparing his defence.
The playmaker’s teammate, Mousa Dembele, was hit with a six-game ban for eye gouging Chelsea striker Diego Costa during a fierce London derby in May.
And the images certainly don’t look good for Lamela.
Danny Rose’s 72nd-minute strike earned Tottenham a 1-1 draw at White Hart Lane yesterday after James Milner gave the Reds the lead from the penalty spot.
Though Mauricio Pochettino will be regretting Lamela’s actions, he certainly had no qualms about the result.
"It was a game that if you look at the stats it was 50-50,” the Tottenham boss admitted, per the BBC. “Liverpool are a team who want to play and win titles and I think we are in the same way. It was a fair result."