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Did Rudiger Punch Heung-Son Min? [video]
By Harry Hotspur -

I’m mindful of two phrases when watching this clip. One is “two wrongs don’t make a right”, and the second is “context is key”. Which is a long-winded way of suggesting that Sonny’s wild kick out Rudiger was completely stupid, but one can – at least in some part – understand what provoked Son.

There is of course another matter to note to add to all of this. Our happy smiley, butter wouldn’t melt South Korean is picking up reds like nobody’s business. Before this, there was the one at Everton. And before that, back in May, the one at Bournemouth. Which makes it 3 this season.

This simply has to stop.

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Steve KillerCushion Williams
Steve KillerCushion Williams
1 year ago

Not a punch, but he does drive the top of his forearm into his side/bottom of ribcage

Anto Reynolds
Anto Reynolds
1 year ago

😂😂😂😂, a punch? 😂🤣😂🤣

MrChickenHead
MrChickenHead
1 year ago

And two Wrights make an aeroplane.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

The ramraiding style of ownership of football clubs seems to be coming from the franchise type in America, many U.S. owners of course now. Was just watching a thing about the Washington Redskins and how they’re owners have turned a once powerful organization into a absolute failure but still managing to get filthy rich. The fans are fed up and don’t go and all manner of sh*t has gone on, all denied with quotes like “we are winning off the field” from the top. Hmmmmm, sounds very familiar dun it?? Arsenal, West Ham, Spurs all being examples of teams in England being taken over and getting their soul torn out. It’s happening all over it seems, to facilitate the destruction of communities and things that working class people hold dear.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Borders are racist….. apparently.

WokingSpur
WokingSpur
1 year ago

In short yes – our eyes are drawn to the initial pelvic collision and
Rudiger subsequently leaning in to Son, but you can see the force
applied as the shoulder, straight arm and a closed hand come forward
faster than is necessary and Son moves laterally and twists at the point
this impact. He is also guilty of simulation, so should have the book
thrown at him. Son on the other hand did kick out (more in a “get off”
type of move, but potentially could have injured Rudiger had it court
his ribs) and it appears is now being targeted for a reaction – first by
Lerma and now Rudiger – he needs to wise up, he’s not in the play
ground

DLV
DLV
1 year ago
Reply to  WokingSpur

First,, no. That’s ridiculous. Both his arms were out as they come together. No way is that a punch. Second, it’s not simulation when there is contact which there obviously was. So no, can’t be simulation otherwise we’d have 20 cards given for simulation each game. Son needs to control his reactions. That’s the bottom line. He let his team down with that action. Three red cards in a year and he arguably got away lucky without one against West Ham. That should be Jose’s message, not trying to blame Rudiger.

WokingSpur
WokingSpur
1 year ago
Reply to  DLV

OK, I agree not a punch, but one of the arms you refer to was out for balance, the other was more akin to an “arresting hook”.
Attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury (which I contend he was doing) is simulation and is punishable with a yellow card, but that won’t be applied retrospectively because I agree Son deserved to be sent off and Rudiger’s actions didn’t alter the correct decision on that front.
Although he didn’t, Son could have injured the player, so deserved the red and needs to grow up.
I expect the club will be be talking to Son behind closed doors, because this needs to be addressed for the benefit of both – lets hope he sees the error of his ways, reflects over the festive period and resolves to react differently.

ronan1882
ronan1882
1 year ago

I agree with Easty’s comment on the previous blog. Sunday’s refereeing decisions and off-field allegations will be chip wrapper by the new year.

Of longer term concern was the actual football. Mourinho’s USP has always been an ability to get tactics spot on for big showpiece occasions, regardless of the personnel he has had available to him. No two games could have focused his mind more intensely than the recent ones against Man U and Chelsea, clubs who have recently sacked him.

They are two flawed teams who were both in poor form ahead of facing Spurs. Yet in each game Mourinho has been totally outmatched by novice coaches. Dominated throughout in fact in terms of strategy, intensity, focus and cohesion.

I don’t understand how he allowed that to happen once in a massive game against beatable opponents let alone twice. But it does not bode well in terms of getting this team over the final hurdle.

Leslie Crawford
Leslie Crawford
1 year ago

Well spotted! The red at Bournemouth he was provoked by Lemar and the one at Everton was revoked.This footage explains that he only reacts when he has been wronged like what Rudiger did,Sonny is not a dirty player.

Winning Mentality
Winning Mentality
1 year ago

Nothing wrong with a bit of aggression but Son loses control which then cost the team. He must learn from Kane to be smart about it.

Anonymous
Anonymous
1 year ago

Off the ball. Wink wink*

Billy Whitehurst style.

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