Benoit Assou-Ekotto

Police in the United Kingdom (UK) say they are investigating an incident involving Cameroon’s  Benoit Assou-Ekotto and a supporter of his professional club ,Tottenham Hotspur.

Assou-Ekotto confronted the supporter next to the tunnel at White Hart Lane moments after the final whistle of his team’s defeat to Wolverhampton, the Guradian newspaper reported on Sunday. He had to be pulled away by the Spurs assistant manager Joe Jordan, who led him down the tunnel.

It is not clear what the supporter may have said to the 25-year-old who is expected to be  first choice left-back for the Indomitable Lions at the African Cup of Nations in Angola come January and at the World Cup in South Africa next June.

“The police are investigating an allegation of assault following yesterday’s Spurs v Wolves Premier League match at White Hart Lane. There have been no arrests,” a Police spokesman said.

It is understood that the allegation came from the supporter, who gave his version of events to security officials after the incident, as did Jordan, the Guardian reported.  Spurs are also investigating the matter and may look at CCTV footage, as the clash was not caught on camera by broadcasters covering the match, the paper said.