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Fan drops allegation of assault against Assou-Ekotto

Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto
Assou-Ekotto has been at Spurs since 2006

Tottenham full-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto will face no further investigation after a fan withdrew an allegation that the player had assaulted him.

Assou-Ekotto, 25, was involved in a confrontation with a supporter as he left the pitch at the end of Spurs' 1-0 defeat by Wolves on Saturday.

Police will now end their enquiries as the player and the fan will meet this week to settle the matter amicably.

The FA has also said it will take no further action over the incident.

Tottenham assistant manager Joe Jordan led Assou-Ekotto away after the incident and later gave his version of events to the club's security team.

One eye witness said the Cameroon international raised his hands to the supporter's neck after receiving verbal abuse.

The incident was not filmed as part of television coverage of the match but was likely to have been captured on CCTV as it happened so close to the tunnel.

A Tottenham spokesman said: "The club takes the conduct of our supporters and players, and the relationship between them, very seriously.

"The fan and Benoit are due to speak this week to bring an amicable end to the matter."

Assou-Ekotto joined Spurs in 2006 from French club Lens and has been ever-present in the Premier League team this season.

He scored with a memorable 30-yard drive in the 2-1 opening day win over Liverpool.



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see also
Tottenham 0-1 Wolves
12 Dec 09 |  Premier League
Tottenham capture Lens defender
09 Jun 06 |  Tottenham


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