An independent regulatory commission has overturned the red card shown to Son Heung-Min during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-1 draw with Everton following the club’s appeal, it has been confirmed, to the delight of supporters.
The South Korea international was at the centre of a horrible incident during the encounter at Goodison Park, as he fouled Andre Gomes on the left flank in the second half.
Gomes went down and subsequently suffered a fracture-dislocation of his ankle, leaving a number of players on both sides visibly upset.
Son was particularly distraught and even in tears before referee Martin Atkinson brandished the red card, despite initially appearing to take a yellow out of his pocket prior to seeing the extent of the Portugal international’s injury.
Son would have missed Premier League games against Sheffield United, West Ham United and AFC Bournemouth had the decision been upheld.
But it has instead been thrown out and the winger, who has scored five goals in all competitions thus far this season, will be available for selection in the upcoming encounters.
And fans have taken to Twitter to share their happiness upon reading the news.
Take a look at the best of the reaction below!
— DJ Key (@DJKey) November 5, 2019
This is amazing news
— pauly_g (@arcticsrock) November 5, 2019
brilliant news 👏
— Helena Jaffa (@helej) November 5, 2019
Great news 💙
— kazza 💙💙 (@karenjury1979) November 5, 2019
— darren o neill (@donspur1) November 5, 2019
— Matt (@TN28i_) November 5, 2019