Tottenham Hotspur head coach Jose Mourinho has revealed that the club have launched an appeal over Heung-min Son’s red card.
Spurs were 2-0 down in the second half when the South Korean became involved in a situation with Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.
Son appeared to make contact with his boot with Rudiger’s rib area which saw the German international fall to the floor clutching his stomach.
A lengthy VAR decision had deemed that the incident was worthy of violent conduct and he was shown a straight red card.
The FA website currently lists Son as down to serve a three-match ban, meaning he would miss the matches against Brighton, Norwich and Southampton over the festive period.
After the match, Mourinho accused Rudiger of play acting to get Son sent off and felt that the incident could have been avoided if referee Anthony Taylor had awarded Spurs a free-kick in the build up (Mirror).
Jose still furious about the Son red card – and the VAR intervention. Also says Spurs could have had a pen.
He's in favour of VAR if it's just for 'clear and obvious' mistakes. "The situation with Son, I think Mr Tierney got it wrong".
Confirms Spurs have appealed the red.
— Charlie Eccleshare (@CDEccleshare) December 23, 2019
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