Dele Alli reacted to getting hit on the head by a bottle by gesturing 2-0 to the Arsenal fans but is unlikely to face any further punishment.

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur reacts with Granit Xhaka of Arsenal during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

As gestures go it was pretty tame and, in true Spurs fashion, something they nicked off Arsenal who did it four years ago.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 04: The injured Theo Walcott of Arsenal makes a 2-0 gesture to the Tottenham fans as he is stretchered off the pitch during the Budweiser FA Cup third round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on January 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 04: The injured Theo Walcott of Arsenal makes a 2-0 gesture to the Tottenham fans as he is stretchered off the pitch during the Budweiser FA Cup third round match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on January 4, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

I have no desire to see Alli get banned for that gesture (banned for existing is another matter), but after Theo Walcott did the same thing, the media uproar resulted in him being ‘reminded of his responsibilities’ by the FA.

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I think it’s fair to ask if we will see a similar sort of response from the FA on this occasion?

I won’t hold my breath…

And in case you’re a Spurs fan wondering my opinion on the bottle being thrown in the first place:

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