In a tackle that led to the horrific injury of Adre Gomes, Son received a direct red cad.
The English side could appeal that decision.
Everton and Tottenham played out a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park on Sunday, but the result was overshadowed by Andre Gomes’ injury. The Portuguese star was initially tackled by Son Heung-min and clattered into Serge Aurier, leaving him in agony.
The full extent of the injury came to light a few seconds later as both sets of players asked for the medics to rush onto the pitch.
The 27-year-old striker was inconsolable after seeing Gomes’ injury and was brandished a red card by Martin Atkinson. The referee had initially handed a yellow card to the South Korean but upgraded it after seeing the injury. Gomes suffered a fracture dislocation of the ankle in the clash but it is difficult to blame Son or Aurier for it.
This was a freak accident that took place in the game, an The Sun reports that Spurs could appeal the sending off. Mauricio Pochettino also couldn’t believe the decision by Atkinson, and spoke about Son’s intentions after the final whistle.
“It was clear it was never the intention of Son for what happened”, he told the press. It is unbelievable that he saw a red card.”