Fan drops Assou-Ekotto allegation

14 December 2009 07:54
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. [LNB]Police will now end their enquiries as the player and the fan will meet this week to settle the matter amicably. [LNB]The FA has also said it will take no further action over the incident. [LNB]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. [LNB]One eye witness said the Cameroon international raised his hands to the supporter's neck after receiving verbal abuse. [LNB]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. [LNB]A Tottenham spokesman said: "The club takes the conduct of our supporters and players, and the relationship between them, very seriously. [LNB]"The fan and Benoit are due to speak this week to bring an amicable end to the matter." [LNB]Assou-Ekotto joined Spurs in 2006 from French club Lens and has been ever-present in the Premier League team this season. [LNB]He scored with a memorable 30-yard drive in the 2-1 opening day win over Liverpool.

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