Tottenham Appeal Son’s Red Card Against Everton
Tottenham have appealed the red card issued to Heung-Min Son for his tackle on Everton midfielder Andre Gomes on Sunday, as per reports.
Son is facing a ban for an ill-timed challenge on Gomes, which led to the Portugal international suffering a horrific leg injury during the 1-1 Premier League draw at Goodison Park.
Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle on Monday.
Both sets of players, backroom staff and supporters close to the incident were visibly distraught at Goodison Park, while an inconsolable Son made his way down the tunnel in tears.
A Premier League statement said the red card was shown to Son for “endangering the safety of a player” but Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino felt the injury led to an over-reaction.
“It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card,” said the Tottenham boss.