Son Heung-min had an out-of-character moment during Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The South Korean received a red card after reacting angrily to Bournemouth midfielder Jefferson Lerma by shoving him to the ground.
However, replays suggested Son was provoked by Lerma, who appeared to punch the Spurs forward on the back before being pushed.
As the video below shows, Lerma seems to throw an arm into his opponent’s back, and Son suddenly sees the red mist before retaliating. Watch below.
My old man has figured it out. Lerma punches Son on the back as he goes to get the ball. pic.twitter.com/pWWs1zVaZG
— Ben (@InsideN17) May 4, 2019
What’s more, a few minutes before his dismissal, Son was taken out by Lerma in a separate incident. Watch below.
Lerma did this prior as well pic.twitter.com/6DgFnJ6kTt
— Reede Gurcan (@ReedeGurc) May 4, 2019