After Son Heung-min was sent off for the tackle resulting in Andre Gomes' horrific leg-break, Tottenham star Dele Alli has revealed how he reacted in the dressing room.
After going in on a challenge against the Everton midfielder without malicious intent, the Portugal international tripped and fell into another tackle from Serge Aurier.
In what seemed like an innocuous incident, the reactions of fans and teammates nearby immediately indicated a serious injury.
And while Son left the pitch after receiving his marching orders, clearly distraught, Alli and his manager Mauricio Pochettino lamented the incident.
"Son is devastated and in tears," Alli said, as per The Mirror. "It's not his fault, Son is one of nicest people you've ever met.
"He can't even lift his head up, he's crying so much. The injury does play on your mind but you have to stay professional."
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Pochettino added: "I want to thank the captain, Seamus Coleman - he came into the dressing room to console Son."
"I think Son is devastated because of the consequences. I want to send my best wishes to Gomes.
"What's important now is that he recovers well. We are all devastated but of course for Everton it is devastating.
"It's not important if it was yellow or red. The decision from the referee was yellow but then I think VAR changed it.
"For me, of course, it's unfair. He landed in a bad situation."
Everton have since confirmed that Gomes suffered a dislocated and fractured ankle and will go under the knife later today.