Reports confirm that Spurs have lodged red card appeal

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have often looked towards Heung Min Son for goals in the absence of Harry Kane this season.

The smiling assassin has been deadly in front of goal all through the campaign and seems to thrive under the added pressure of carrying Kane’s mantle.

However, despite the fact that Spurs fans are so used to seeing a toothy grin on Son’s face at all times, they were given a shock insight into the South Korean’s rare temper at the weekend.

After being hounded by Bournemouth’s Jefferson Lerma through the early portion of the match, Son finally lost it when the Cherries player appeared to punch him in the back.

Son reacted by aggressively pushing Lerma to the ground, for which he picked up a straight red card.

Although it had been rumoured through the week that Spurs would appeal the decision, both the Evening Standard and Sky Sports have now confirmed it.

The Standard say that Spurs will argue Son’s punishment was excessive for a push and he was also provoked by Lerma.

We await to find out the response from the FA disciplinary board.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I would be surprised if the ban is not shortened, if not overturned completely. Son did react in an aggressive manner, but a three-match ban for a push seems excessive to me. I think it is a good decision from Tottenham to appeal the decision, with one eye on the start of next season. As it stands, Son would miss the first two games. In my opinion, I can’t see the ban standing at more than one match after the appeal.

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  1. Lerma should receive retrospective ban for his double violent action against Son plus successfully conning the referee Son’s action involved his Lerma’s face by holding his face and curling up in a ball as if seriously injured. Son must learn he cannot react like that but a one match ban taking into account Lerma’s action throughout match would be justified


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