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Premier League explains reason why Heung-Min Son was sent off against Everton after Andre Gomes’ horrible injury

Tanish Chachra

Premier League explains reason why Heung-Min Son was sent off against Everton after Andre Gomes' horrible injury

Premier League explains the reason why Heung Min Son was sent off against Everton after Andre Gomes broke his ankle in last night game.

Everton Vs Tottenham is a match to forget as Andre Gomes suffered a horrible injury against Everton in the Premier League game last night, the player dislocated his ankle and was immediately taken off the pitch.

Just a few seconds before he suffered the injury, Heung-Min Son was chasing the Portuguese midfielder and made a sliding tackle, which brought Gomes down and making him collide with Sergi Aurier due to which his ankle got twisted.

At first, referee Martin Atkinson brandished yellow card to Son, but after seeing the severity of Gomes’ injury Atkinson handed the South Korean International a red card.

On the other hand, Son was devasted after seeing Gomes suffering on the floor and massively broke out in tears and meanwhile, Aurier started praying for Gomes. Even the fans nearby were in distraught while seeing Gomes suffering on the pitch.

Probably, the red card was a relief to Son who was no way in any condition to continue the game. However, after watching replays, it can be seen that Son’s tackle did not cause Gomes injury as it was thought and rather the collision with Aurier was the probable reason. But, if it was unjust, then why didn’t VAR overrule the direct red card.

To this, many people on social media advocated for the alleged unjust red card for Son but the Premier justified Atkinson’s reaction by claiming that Son was dismissed for ‘endangering Andre Gomes’ safety which happened ‘as a consequence of his initial challenge.’

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Meanwhile, Gomes has reportedly dislocated his ankle during the clash and would soon go for a surgery. So far, there is no clarity over his recovery period.

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Tanish Chachra

Tanish Chachra


Tanish Chachra is the Motorsport editor at The SportsRush. He saw his first race when F1 visited India in 2011, and since then, his romance with the sport has been seasonal until he took up this role in 2020. Reigniting F1's coverage on this site, Tanish has fallen in love with the sport all over again. He loves Kimi Raikkonen and sees a future world champion in Oscar Piastri. Away from us, he loves to snuggle inside his books.

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