Tottenham forward Son Heung-Min’s red card for his tackle on Andre Gomes during Sunday’s premier league clash against Everton has been overturned by the Football Association.
The South Korean was initially shown a yellow card by referee Martin Atkinson following his tackle in the Spanish player but after seeing the horrible situation changed it to a straight red.
His side, Tottenham Hotspur made an appeal to the FA for the red card to be overturned. The Independent regulatory commission has upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal and have therefore changed their decision.
Television 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 the video assistant referee system should have been used to overturn the sending 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.
Gomes has been released from hospital after surgery to repair a fracture dislocation on his right ankle.