Son picks up unfortunate red card

This weekend in the English Premier League we saw an unfortunate event as Son Heung-min was shown a straight red card. It came after a challenge that looked nothing more than a simple booking but ended in a horrific injury for the Everton midfielder AndrĂ© Gomes.

Horrible injury

The freak injury happened during the Everton game with Tottenham on Sunday, it was a match both sides needed to win. Then on 79 minutes, the result became less important as the South Korean Son tripped Gomes the Everton midfielder.

It was a challenge on the halfway line that you would often see yellow for but this time an unfavourable event took place. This was seen as Gomes landed badly on his right ankle, resulting in a long break in play for treatment.

This injury seemed to change the mind of Martin Atkinson and while he had a yellow in his hand when he first saw the foul he changed this to a red. It was a call that seemed very odd as it was not a dangerous tackle and despite VAR being used now in England, the referee did not take a second look.

Player recovering 

While it's got to be said the injury was terrible for the player Tottenham and Son will feel that they can appeal this red card. 

Then on Monday, the North London club confirmed they would do just that as it was confirmed they would appeal the decision with the FA on Monday. 

The official reason for the red was “for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge”. The specific wording of this seems rather vague therefore it will be interesting to see if the club is successful with their appeal. 

Furthermore, the Everton player underwent surgery on Monday with the side confirming this “went extremely well”. 

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