The Premier League have issued a statement on Heung Min Son and why he was shown a straight red in the game against Everton today.
The red card came after the South Korean made a challenge that led to Everton player, Andre Gomes, sustaining a nasty leg injury.
Son appeared to make a challenge from behind to bring the midfielder down, which led to Gomes’ leg jarring into the pitch, before he then collided with Serge Aurier.
Although the TV cameras would not replay the events, which hinted at the severity of the injury, the players’ reactions told the story, as many couldn’t bring themselves to even watch.
Medical staff were quickly on the scene and Gomes was eventually stretchered off and taken to hospital in an ambulance.
The PremierLeague have now stated that the red was given to Son for endangering the safety of Gomes, as a consequence of the original challenge.
They also revealed that VAR was not used in the decision.
The statement read (Mirror): “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”
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