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Tottenham appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card for tackle on Andre Gomes

Tottenham have appealed against Son Heung-min’s red card for his tackle on Andre Gomes, which led to the Everton midfielder’s horrific ankle injury.

Gomes had surgery on Monday on a fracture-dislocation to his right ankle.

Son was distraught when he saw the severity of the injury in Sunday’s Premier League game at Goodison Park.

Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card before he changed it to red.

TV replays suggested that Gomes suffered the injury after Son’s tackle and before he collided with full-back Serge Aurier.

Explaining Atkinson’s decision, the Premier League said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player, which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said the forward had no intention of injuring Gomes and believed VAR should have been used to overturn the sending off.

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“It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card,” he said.

If the appeal is not successful, Son will miss Premier League matches against Sheffield United, West Ham and Bournemouth.

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Source – BBC

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