Report: FA expect Tottenham to appeal red card – and there will be no added ban if they fail

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur fans are used to seeing their beloved Heung Min Son with a smile on his face, no matter the scenario.

However, that was not the case in the pivotal clash against Bournemouth at the weekend, as Sonny saw straight red after pushing Jefferson Lerma to the ground.

Juan Foyth was then sent off the other side of half time, and Spurs went on to lose the game 1-0 late on.

Son is now set for a three-match ban, including Everton on the last day of the season, as well as two games in the next campaign.

According to a report by the Sun, The FA expect Tottenham to lodge an appeal with a two-pronged attack in favour of their winger.

It is expected that Spurs will argue for both wrongful dismissal and excessive punishment, as Son only pushed Lerma, and the South Korean was also wound up.

Lerma had previously been seen leaving a late challenge on Son, as well as seemingly punching him on the back in the build-up to the red card.

Spurs must inform the FA of an appeal by 1 pm on Tuesday, after which they will have 24 hours to lodge the full appeal itself.

The Sun also state that there will be no punishment or extra games added to the ban if Tottenham’s appeal fails, so it is basically a free chance for the club.

Spurs Web Opinion:

In my opinion, although Son’s actions were stupid, the reaction only came in the form of a push rather than a strike of any kind. The South Korean was also antagonised by violent conduct from Lerma initially, which, although it doesn’t excuse it, at least explains Son’s reaction. If there is no added ban for an appeal attempt, then Spurs may as well give it a shot.

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