A foul committed by Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) during the game is controversial in England.
Son Heung-min played 76 minutes in an away game in the 21st round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season against Fulham held at Craven Cottage in London, England on the 24th (hereinafter Korean time) and was replaced by Richarli Song. 토토사이트
Tottenham won 1-0 with Harry Kane’s winning goal in the 46th minute of the first half. Kane, assisted by Son Heung-min, scored.
Son Heung-min committed a foul while attempting a tackle that day. The referee warned Son Heung-min.
The situation happened in the 28th minute of the first half. After Son Heung-min stably caught the ball in the area surrounded by the opposing defender, he started dribbling forward. However, the trapping was rather long, and when the ball got away from his body, he tried a standing tackle.
However, instead of touching the ball, the bottom of Son Heung-min’s soccer boots pressed down on the ankle of opposing defender Kenny Tete. Tete rolled on the spot, unable to bear the pain.
Eventually, the referee who saw this scene pulled out a yellow card.
At the time, it seemed like it was just passing, but after the game, Son Heung-min’s foul is controversial in England.
British media The Sun reported, “Son Heung-min committed a horror (terrible) tackle, but was not sent off. Fans are raising their voices of criticism, saying that the referee’s decision was unreliable.”
The enemy commander did not hide the meaning of criticism. Fulham coach Marco Silva criticized the decision after the game, saying, “Son Heung-min should have received a more severe punishment than a warning,” and criticized him for not sending him off.
The BBC, a British media outlet, also said, “It was a controversial scene. It’s not strange to give a send-off,” and said, “However, the referee only issued a warning after reading the video (VAR).”