Report: Spurs star becomes first man in almost a decade to pick up unenviable record

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Dom Le Roy

According to the Sun, Son Heung-min has become the first Premier League since 2010 to receive three red cards in a calendar year after receiving his marching orders in the 2-0 defeat against Chelsea on Sunday.

While Son initially escaped punishment, VAR intervened to award him a red card after he kicked out on Antonio Rudiger.

This incident comes just a month and a half after South Korean’s red card against Everton following his challenge on Andre Gomes, although that was later rescinded following an appeal by Spurs.

The 27-year-old also received his marching orders against Bournemouth last season for shoving Jefferson Lerma to the ground.

Son is the first player since Lee Cattermole back in 2010 to be sent off thrice in a year. In fact, the Spurs star is just the fifth player to be shown three red cards in a year with Franck Queudrue (Middlesbrough, 2002), Dion Dublin (Coventry, 1997) and Vinnie Jones (Wimbledon, 1995) also sharing the unenviable record.

Spurs Web Opinion

While some have insisted that perhaps Son’s red card on Sunday was harsh, I believe it was the right call as his intent to kick out was clear. Son does get too emotional which leads him to react poorly on occasions. This is something he has to cut out of his game.

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