Young Everton fans left distraught by Andre Gomes’ horror ankle injury

first_imgTWO young Everton fans were left visibly distraught after witnessing at close quarters Andre Gomes’ horror ankle injury.The Everton midfielder, 26, was rushed to hospital when a collision with Spurs’ Son Heung-min left him with a fractured and dislocated ankle.4 The two young Everton fans were left in shock after witnessing Gomes’ ankle breakCredit: Sky Sports4 The fans were clearly stunned too with many turning away in horror4 Players from both sides were shocked by the sickening blow, with Son reduced to tears and Aurier taken offSon was inconsolable when he realised the magnitude of the impact and team-mate Serge Aurier was subbed off while clearly in shock.But the devastation was not confined to the players.Television footage showed two young Toffees supporters in the front row covering their mouths in horror.Another next to them screamed when she saw the position Gomes’ foot was in as medics rushed on to help.And a fourth covered her eyes because she simply could not look, while several young lads behind them had to turn away from the sickening scenes.Son broke down in tears on the pitch and has been targeted with sick abuse from trolls in the wake of the incident. In between a flurry of comments wishing him well and telling him it was not his fault, one user wrote: “You have destroyed Andre’s career. You do not deserve to play football anymore butcher, killer.”Gomes had surgery on his ankle today and it is said to have gone “extremely well” – although it is unlikely any of his Everton team-mates will be able to visit him due the painkillers he will have to take.Son was initially going to be given a yellow for his challenge before referee Martin Atkinson changed it to a red.It is believed that Spurs are going to go ahead with appealing the red.The Premier League released a statement explaining why Son was sent off.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Cenk Tosun described the pain of seeing Gomes in such a state.4latest football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitHe said: “Everybody is so sad inside.”Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock. His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm.”We couldn’t understand him. He was the one who had got the injury.”Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle last_img