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Tottenham Forward Son Red Card for Tackle on Gomes Overturned

Red Card issued to Tottenham forward Son Heung-min for his tackle on Andre Gomes has been overturned by the Football Association.

The Tackle which led to the horrific injury of Andre Gomes, Saw the referee changing an initial yellow card issued to the Tottenham forward to a red card.

The South Korea forward was sent off for serious foul play but an independent regulatory commission has upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal.

Replay of the incident suggested that Gomes sustained 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 to his right ankle.

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