FA turn down Son appeal

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Tottenham have failed with their appeal against Heung-Min Son’s red card in the London derby game between Chelsea and Tottenham at the Tottenham Stadium.

Son was shown a straight red card after attempting to kick Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger with both studs.

VAR ruled that the South Korean be given a red card for his kick at Rudiger. Although the tackle in itself wasn’t too strong, but the intent is deemed enough to be violent conduct, thus leading to the sending off of the Spurs forward.

Spurs have now failed in their attempt to overturn the red card, as it was denied and Son will now miss Spurs’ next three matches against Brighton (Boxing Day), Norwich (Saturday), and Southampton (New Year’s Day).

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho had revealed his disappointment at Antonio Rudiger after he aided the sending off of his forward player Son Heung-min.

Mourinho had taken a dig at Rudiger’s antics and mockingly claimed the centre-back will have ‘broken ribs’ after he fell to the floor in agony from Son’s challenge.

Mourinho mocked: “I hope Rudiger will recover from broken ribs because he will have broken ribs for sure.”

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