Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has admitted that he agrees with the Football Association’s decision to rescind the red card given to Son Heung-min in Tottenham’s game against Everton last weekend (via Sky Sports).
It means that the South Korean star is now able to face the Blades, who travel to face Spurs on Saturday.
Son was initially to receive a yellow card from referee Martin Atkinson at Goodison Park, following a cynical challenge on Everton’s Andre Gomes.
However, when it was apparent that the Portuguese had seriously injured his ankle and after consulting VAR, the referee changed his mind and gave the forward a straight red (BBC Sport).
That would have meant that he missed Spurs’ fixture against Sheffield United, but the FA have decided to overturn the decision which leaves the former Bayer Leverkusen man free to face the Blades (BBC Sport).
It is a decision that strengthens Spurs’ chances against the South Yorkshire outfit, but Wilder has no issues with it and believes it was the right call.
Asked whether he would have rescinded the red card given to Son, Wilder said: “Yes, I would have done,” (via Sky Sports).
It is refreshing to see that Wilder has no problems with the FA’s decision to allow one of Tottenham’s best players to feature against his side.
The Sheffield United manager has relished every challenge so far in the Premier League, and this game will be no different. Indeed, he has admitted that they are set to come up against “very high-quality players” when they visit north London (Sky Sports).
Everyone will have different opinions, but Wilder’s view that it was the right decision to rescind Son’s red card is hard to argue with.
It was a cynical tackle by the South Korean, but one that is usually a yellow card offence and although Gomes’ injury was horrific, that doesn’t mean Son should be punished further.
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