Tottenham have appealed against Son Heung-min’s red card for his tackle on Andre Gomes, which led to the Everton midfielder’s horrific ankle injury.
Gomes had surgery on Monday on a fracture dislocation to his right ankle.
Son was distraught when he saw the severity of the injury in Sunday’s Premier League game at Goodison Park.
Referee Martin Atkinson initially showed Son a yellow card before he changed it to red.
TV replays suggested that Gomes suffered the injury after Son’s tackle and before he collided with full-back Serge Aurier.
Explaining Atkinson’s decision, the Premier League said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player, which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said the forward had no intention of injuring Gomes and believed VAR should have been used to overturn the sending off.
“It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards. It is unbelievable to see a red card,” he said.
“The whole thing didn’t sit right, it was like a circus to me. The whole promotion was a circus to me,” Wilder exclusively told World Boxing News.
“They can’t advertise me knocking him out over and over and over again, with the same old stuff and him coming out to the American flag, Living in America. I didn’t like the theme, it didn’t sit right with me and I didn’t like it.
“If anybody was laughing then it was to be laughing at him, not with him that’s for sure. Here we go, we got this guy from England who’s supposed to come over and ‘save America’… ah man.”
Elaborating further, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ went on to reveal his thoughts on the attendance figures.
“I guess it was entertaining to the people that was there y’know, just the FEW people that was there.
“I heard there was a horrible attendance, only 50% of tickets were sold but it’s hard here in America. People got to understand it’s hard, especially when they don’t really know you like that.
“Over here in America, they love the excitement, they love knockouts. They love a person who can talk his stuff like that too, but they love the knockouts.
“If you gonna talk that sh*t then they want to see the knockout, especially if you’re a heavyweight.
“If you can’t do that then everything else is all good and dandy but you have a fighter like Tyson Fury with attendance like that, it’s crazy,” he concluded.
Both fighters remain on a collision course despite failed negotiations for a May 18 rematch. Fury wanted more time to acclimatize to the market across the Atlantic.
Another outing is set for the fall, probably in New York, before Fury steps back into the ring with Wilder early next year.