Premier League referee Andy Madley won’t be on Son Heung-min’s Christmas card list after the official failed to award the Tottenham star a penalty for South Korea
Son Heung-min of Tottenham appeared to be in full astonishment after being rejected a penalty while representing South Korea internationally.
On Tuesday, the Asian nation defeated Saudi Arabia 1-0 to end the international break. Midtjylland forward Cho Gue-sung scored the game’s lone goal. However, when Son was brought down in the box midway through the first half, South Korea ought to have been given the chance to increase their lead.
Son caught a quick pass on the edge of the box, but before he could advance further, Saudi defender Hassan Altambakti tackled him. Replays of the play showed that Altambakti had taken care of Son, therefore it appeared to be a stonewall penalty.
Son, 31, was shocked when Premier League referee Andy Madley decided to ignore his protests. Additionally, VAR was unable to reverse the judgment inside of an almost deserted St James’ Park.
On social media, the incident received a lot of attention. One fan referred to it as “the clearest penalty you will ever see for the rest of your days.” Others chose a related subject.
Son is robbed of this punishment, one individual wrote. I don’t understand why Andy Madley continues to oversee Premier League games. “State of refereeing today,” someone else said.
Another user commented, “I like how Son was basically laughing at that decision.” One supporter said: “No surprise given some decisions I saw him give against Everton last week,” while another said: “No surprise.”
Son will play for Tottenham against Sheffield United on Saturday, and he will be hoping for a little bit better officiating. At 3 o’clock, the Lilywhites return to play against the Blades in an effort to build on their strong start to the year.
After winning three and drawing one of their first four games, Ange Postecoglou’s team is comfortably sitting in second place in the early Premier League standings.