Son criticised for Gomes injury reaction

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has been criticised for his reaction at Andre Gomes' horror injury this weekend.

The Spurs forward was in tears after his tackle on Everton opponent Gomes resulted in the midfielder falling awkwardly into a Serge Aurier challenge and suffering a dislocation of his ankle.

And Premier League legend Stan Collymore believes the South Korea international exaggerated his emotions following the incident in order to gain sympathy from the public after the horrific injury.

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"I am not saying [Son and Aurier] shouldn’t have been upset or shown distress, because these are normal human emotions," Collymore told The Mirror.

"The way Son reacted made it look like he thought football – the referee, the authorities, fans at home and in the crowd, opponents – was going to come down on him like a ton of bricks, even though we could all see he didn’t deliberately go out to cause Gomes’ injury.

"For a while now, I have been bothered that players and managers seem to think they must show an extreme version of their emotions because of the comeback they will get if they do not.

"Nowadays, footballers seemingly have to go over the top to present themselves before the court of public opinion and that needs to stop."

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