Everton’s Andre Gomes has suffered a horrific leg injury in the Premier League game between Everton and Tottenham Hotspurs.
The eventual 1-1 draw between Everton and Tottenham seems almost inconsequential after the injury sustained by Andre Gomes.
In what was a late but innocuous challenge on Andre Gomes by Son Heung-min, the Portuguese player came off with terrible consequences.
It appeared at first glance to be much of nothing.
However, the reaction of the surrounding players, and the television broadcasters unwillingness to show a replay, painted a very different picture.
Tottenham’s Son appeared distressed, as did Aurier. The Everton players surrounded their teammate, as the medics rushed the field.
The game was stopped for over 6 minutes, as they tended to the Everton man.
He was eventually stretchered off.
Son was shown a red card for the challenge, a decision that appeared to be taken by the referee in reaction to the player’s emotions rather than the facts.
VAR yet again failed to act on an obvious officiating error.
A round of applause for Andre Gomes who gets carted off after suffering a horrific ankle injury.
Wishing him all the best. pic.twitter.com/dCAk3rn8p3
— NBC Sports Soccer (@NBCSportsSoccer) November 3, 2019
Former Everton player and BBC pundit Pat Nevin described the injury and the player’s reaction, as well as reports of the player being taken immediately to the hospital.
“This is horrible, horrible.”
“The players look devastated and there is utter confusion here.”
“Players with their heads in their hands.”
“Son was distraught before he was sent off and his team-mate Serge Aurier can’t watch and is praying.”
“There is so much confusion. He is being led straight to the corner to the ambulance to take him to hospital.”
The injury to Gomes appears to be some kind of leg break.
Surely someone has to step into the farce VAR is becoming, and rescind Son’s red card?