Son Heung-min's red card rescinded after horror collision with Everton's Andre Gomes

Son Heung-min’s red card for a tackle which led to Andre Gomes’ horrific injury on the weekend has been overturned.

The South Korea star tackled Gomes, which led to a collision and a fracture dislocation to the right ankle of the Portuguese in Tottenham’s 1-1 draw at Everton.

Son, who was visibly distraught and in tears after the tackle, was then duly sent off by referee Martin Atkinson as Spurs went on to concede an injury-time equaliser.

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Son Heung-min was shown a red card after his tackle on Gomes. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Son Heung-min was shown a red card after his tackle on Gomes. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
He clipped Gomes, whose momentum from the tackle took him into Aurier. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)
He clipped Gomes, whose momentum from the tackle took him into Aurier. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

But English football’s governing body, the Football Association, overturned the red card on Tuesday - leaving Son free to play their Premier League fixtures against Sheffield United, West Ham and Bournemouth.

The FA's statement read: "Heung-min Son will be available for Tottenham Hotspur FC's next three domestic fixtures after an independent Regulatory Commission upheld a claim of wrongful dismissal.

"The forward was sent off for serious foul play during the Premier League fixture against Everton FC on Sunday 3 November 2019."

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The incident occurred in the 79th minute of the match, with Mauricio Pochettino’s men leading 1-0 thanks to a Dele Alli opener.

Son tripped up Gomes while chasing back, with the Portuguese midfielder then colliding into the onrushing Serge Aurier.

The resulting clash left him on the ground requiring treatment for a substantial amount of time, as players looked on in shock, before being led away on a stretcher.

Although Son was originally booked for the challenge, Atkinson then upgraded that card to red for ‘endangering the safety of a player’.

Tottenham are offering the forward psychological counselling, while Everton confirmed Gomes underwent surgery on Monday and is expected to make ‘a full recovery’.

Players were visibly distressed as Gomes was treated on the ground. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
Players were visibly distressed as Gomes was treated on the ground. (Photo by Nick Potts/PA Images via Getty Images)
Son himself was one of the most affected, with Tottenham supporting the forward. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)
Son himself was one of the most affected, with Tottenham supporting the forward. (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

The statement added: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.

“Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff. He is expected to make a full recovery.

“The 26-year-old is expected to make a full recovery. On behalf of André, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”

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