Ben Godfrey’s ‘red card stamp’ on Son Heung-min divides Everton and Spurs fans

Ben Godfrey avoiding punishment for a 'stamp' on Son Heung-min has divided opinion between Everton and Tottenham fans.

The two Premier League sides played out a 0-0 draw on Sunday afternoon but despite the lack of goals, the game was anything but lifeless.

Five yellow cards were dished out while Toffees defender Mason Holgate was sent off in stoppage time of the second half after coming on as a substitute.

Before all of that incident had occurred, Godfrey stepped on Son in the early going of the match as he tried to get possession, leaving the Spurs forward in a heap on the floor.

Referee Chris Kavanagh didn't award any card for the challenge, which led to a mass debate online.

One Tottenham fan claimed "this is a red card", while another asked: "Any reason VAR didn't intervene on this stamp?!"

"Ref didn’t even look at it, he’s even had another go. Shocking," was the take of a third Spurs supporter.

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But Everton fans hit back by making reference to Son's red card challenge on Andre Gomes which resulted in the latter breaking his ankle in November 2019.

Son was originally given a yellow card in that encounter between the two sides, but it was upgraded to red by VAR.

At the time, the defence of the Spurs man was that he 'wasn't that type of player' to endanger an opponent, so didn't deserve the sending off.

As such, Toffees fans used the exact same response in a sarcastic manner about Godfrey's challenge.

"It’s ok mate, he’s not that type of player and he’ll just cry about it," one replied.

Another remarked: "Oh but he's so nice you can never hate Ben Godfrey."

"I really hope Ben Godfrey is ok after this unfortunate incident, he’s not that kind of player," was reiterated once more.

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