Tottenham defender Vedran Corluka could face action from the Football Association following a clash with a supporter at the weekend.
Corluka was criticised by some of the White Hart Lane crowd after he hit an injury-time free-kick straight out of play as Spurs edged to a 3-2 victory over Stoke City, and the 25-year-old had to be pulled away from a supporter by assistant manager Kevin Bond following the full-time whistle.
Corluka could now be in hot water with the FA over the incident, with the Croatia international admitting to calling the fan “an idiot”.
He said: “I told one supporter he was an idiot. He was moaning during the match when he should have been supporting the team.
“I told him to support instead of criticising. But Kevin did not calm me down, I didn't need calming down.”
Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has defended Corluka over the botched set-piece, but confirmed he would be having words with the player about the spat.
Redknapp said: “I didn't see it. I wanted him to stick it into the corner for Gareth Bale but it didn't work.
“Players have to be careful in the current climate. I'll speak to Corluka about it, but I don't understand why fans want to give one of their own players stick.”