Tottenham Hotspur star could face six-match ban from the FA

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur striker Heung-min Son could face a six-match ban if the Football Association enforces their strictest sanctions.

Son received a straight red card for an incident during the second half of the 2-0 defeat in North London involving Chelsea’s Antonio Rudiger which after a lengthy VAR review was deemed violent conduct.

Tottenham have already confirmed that they have lodged an appeal with the FA over the three-match ban (Football.London) which will see the South Korean sit out the next three top flight matches against Brighton, Norwich City and Southampton.

The FA have the power to increase Son’s punishment up to twice the initial ban should they consider that the claim had no potential of being overturned or is considered an abuse of the appeal process.

It is the second time which Spurs have appealed a red card for Son after successfully overturning his dismissal against Everton.

FA Disciplinary Regulations for the 2019/20 season state according to rule 10.3: “In the event the claim is rejected, the Regulatory Commission will in every case go on to consider whether or not the Player’s punishment should be increased. Where the Regulatory Commission considers that the claim had no prospect of success and/or amounts to an abuse of process, it shall have the discretion to increase the penalty up to twice the standard punishment. In all other cases, the penalty shall be the standard punishment.”

 

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