Tottenham Hotspur have appealed against the red card to Son Heung-min after his tackle which resulted in a terrible ankle injury to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes.
Gomes went under the knife on Monday on a fracture-dislocation to his right ankle and the Toffees have revealed that everything went extremely well.
Son was distraught after he saw the severity of the injury and there were doubts on if he could continue with the game before he was sent off during the Premier League game at Goodison Park on Sunday.
TV replays show that Andre Gomes sustained the injury after Son’s tackle before he collided with Serge Aurier. Meanwhile, the Premier League have explained Atkinson’s decision on the day.
“The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player, which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”
Mauricio Pochettino insisted that Son had no intention of hurting Gomes and that VAR should have been used to overturn the decision to send him off.
“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 Spurs don’t succeed with the appeal, Son will miss three Premier League games against Sheffield United, West Ham, and Bournemouth.