Everton’s late 1-1 draw against Tottenham was marred tonight after Son Heung-min was sent off for a challenge on Andre Gomes.
The Korean was shown a red card by VAR for his tackle, who suffered an injury that was too horrific for TV to show a replay.
Get well soon Gomes :((( this is terrible. Wishing a speedy recovery pic.twitter.com/iTFqsbn1A5
— Mus Westbrook (@MagnetoMus) November 3, 2019
As a huge amount have said on social media, Son’s challenge wasn’t a red card tackle, but referee Martin Atkinson was quick to pull out a yellow card.
Then he produced a red after seeing how horrific the injury was, with players turning around, not knowing where to look and with their hands on their heads.
Gomes’ leg looks to have got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly, Son’s tackle forces the Everton player to hit the ground, with Aurier then colliding into him.
Gomes received extensive treatment in a lengthy delay and was eventually taken off on a stretcher.
Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher said: “It’s not a red card. Son is just trying to stop him in his tracks and Gomes’ foot just gets caught underneath him.
“Aurier comes in behind but it wasn’t either player, really.
“The challenge from Son forces him to ground and he gets his foot underneath him as Aurier come in.”
Dele Alli broke the deadlock on the 63rd minute , which livened the game up, though VAR denied Everton what looked to be a penalty. Alex Iwobi took advantage of Alli’s loose pass 12 minutes into stoppage time. Again Marco Silva’s side could have had a penalty after Alli handled in the box, a three minute delay denied them the spot kick.
After finding out about Gomes’ leg break by Son, fans took to give their reaction whilst also pray for a speedy recovery – see those tweets on the next page…