Harry won't punish defender
Harry Redknapp says Spurs' Benoit Assou-Ekotto will not be punished for clashing with a fan last weekend.
Last Updated: 15/12/09 5:00pm
Spurs manager Harry Redknapp says Benoit Assou-Ekotto will not be punished for clashing with a fan last weekend.
The French-born defender was caught up in an incident involving a fan following the surprise 1-0 defeat to Wolves at White Hart Lane.
Assou-Ekotto was confronted by the fan and he reacted before assistant boss Joe Jordan pulled him away and led him down the tunnel.
Redknapp insists the whole affair is nothing more than a storm in a tea cup and that the Cameroon international will not face repercussions.
"There won't be any punishment," explained Redknapp.
"Joe (Jordan) was there and he said it was nothing. This guy came over, he was foreign.
"He said something to Benoit and Benoit reacted to it.
"Whatever he said, that was it and there was no violence or anything.
"Joe pulled him away and his girlfriend pulled the other guy away, whoever he was."