Pundits deliver verdict on Son’s red card

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Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has now weighed in Martin Atkinson’s decision to send Son Heung-min off on Sunday.

Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card but after checking on the terrible state of Andre Gomes’ ankle fracture, he decided to change it to a red card.

The decision was criticised by Mauricio Pochettino after the game (Football.London) and the club have now decided to appeal the sending off (The Guardian).

Owen was far from convinced by the decision but felt that was insignificant in the grander scheme of things.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool and Everton midfielder Don Hutchison also took to social media to make it clear that he felt neither Serge Aurier nor Son were at fault for the terrible injury sustained by Gomes.

Everton did provide a positive update on the Portuguese international earlier yesterdat confirming that he had undergone surgery to repair a fracture-dislocation of his right ankle. The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery.

Spurs Web Opinion

While Son did foul Gomes, the South Korean simply wasn’t going in with the intention of hurting Gomes and it was, unfortunately, a freak injury. Hopefully, common sense prevails and Son’s red card gets rescinded as judging punishments based only on the severity of a tackle’s consequences doesn’t make a lot of sense.

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