Tottenham Hotspur forward, Heung Min Son, was shown a straight red card against Everton in the Premier League this evening after making a challenge on Andre Gomes.
The Spurs man seemed to attempt to slide in and clip Gomes’ ankles to bring him down and slow down the play, however, Son ended up causing a horror injury.
As the boot of Son collided with Gomes’ ankle, his leg then jarred into the ground, with the TV cameras unable to show replays of what happened next.
However, the reactions of the Everton players, Son, and Serge Aurier, who were closest to the event, said it all.
There were hands on heads and many were unable to watch as the player screamed in pain, implying a nasty break. Son himself was in tears and unable to stand at one point out of remorse.
The referee eventually brandished a straight red, but how long could Son be out for?
One match ban – Second bookable offence or professional foul
Two match ban – Dissent
Three match ban – Dangerous tackles or violent conduct
Four plus – In extreme cases, bans can be increased to four or more matches.
Zero – Spurs will have the chance to appeal the ban and have it overturned.
Spurs Web Opinion:
I would guess that SOn’s tackle would fall into the three-match ban category, although it was never a red card challenge for me. The South Korean should have been given a yellow only. Having said that, after the horror injury, I can’t see it being overturned.
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