Tottenham appeal Son Heung-Min red card against Everton

Tottenham have appealed the red card issued to Heung-Min Son for his tackle on Everton midfielder Andre Gomes on Sunday, according to Sky Sports.

Gomes suffered a fracture-dislocation of his left ankle with the graphic nature of the injury leaving Son in tears.

He is understood to have been offered counselling by Spurs chiefs as he remains upset over the incident as the club launch an official appeal against the decision to show him a red card.

The innocuous tackle as Gomes looked to attack saw him awkwardly fall into Sergie Aurier, leaving him on the turf screaming in agony.

Referee Martin Atkinson initially reached for a yellow card but, once he realized the outcome of the challenge, brandished a red with Son inconsolable as he was led off the pitch.

A Premier League statement explaining the controversial decision said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”

They have now launched an appeal, knowing they could be without Son for upcoming Premier League games against Sheffield United, West Ham and Bournemouth if it is unsuccessful.