clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

FA rejects Son appeal, will miss three matches for violent conduct

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea FC - Premier League Photo by Visionhaus

Third time unlucky. Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-Min will serve the entirety of his three match ban effective immediately after the club's appeal was rejected by the Football Association today.

Son was sent off in the 62nd minute of Sunday's 2-0 loss to Chelsea at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium after an incident with Antonio Rudiger that saw Sonny fouled, only to then lash out and appear to kick Rudiger in the chest with his boot. Son was sent off after a lengthy VAR check.

The FA reviewed the incident and decided to reject Spurs' appeal in a quick decision. This means Sonny will miss the upcoming matches against Brighton on Boxing Day, Norwich City, and Southampton. Ironically that means just 8 days with no football for Sonny for to the congested holiday fixture period.

Sucks for Spurs not it's kinda not surprising considering the nature of the infraction.