‘Eyes are broken’ – Specsavers mock PFA for leaving Son out of Team of the Year

Heung-min Son
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Specsavers have mocked Son Heung-min’s omission from the PFA Team of the Year for the 2021/22 season.

Son shared the Premier League Golden Boot with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, after finishing the campaign with 23 goals (Transfermarkt), with the likes of Gary Neville even naming the Spurs star as his Player of the Season (Sky Sports).

However, quite unbelievably, the forward did not even make the PFA Team of the Year, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadio Mane, who notched up fewer goal contributions than the South Korean, making the cut ahead of him.

The 29-year-old was also previously overlooked for the nominations for the PFA Player of the Award, with the shortlist consisting of Ronaldo, Mane, Salah, Harry Kane, Kevin De Byrne and Virgil van Dijk.

Son’s absence from the Team of the Year has understandably got plenty of backlash on social media, not just from Spurs fans but from neutrals as well.

Specsavers have now joked that their eyesight has to be checked in light of not being able to find Son’s name on the list 

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One of the problems with the PFA award (certainly not the only one) is that the voting begins quite early, which means that those that do well in the final few months of the season do not tend to get as many votes as they should.

That is why the PFA Player of the Year and Team of the Year awards constantly end up looking quite embarrassing. The system has to be changed so that the players cast their vote at the end of the season after the final ball is kicked.

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