South Korea fans pay tribute to Son Heung-Min’s orbital injury by donning protective mask

South Korea fans pay tribute to Son Heung-Min’s orbital injury by donning protective mask

South Korea fans pay tribute to Son Heung-Min’s broken eye socket by donning Zorro-like protective masks in the stands during World Cup opener against Uruguay

South Korean fans across the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan have donned anti-copy face masks in tribute to Son Heung-Min’s pitch injury.

When Paulo Bento’s side took to the field for their World Cup opener against Uruguay, the South Korea captain made his first appearance since being forced off while playing for Tottenham in the Champions League.

The 30-year-old could be seen wearing a protective face mask, having recently undergone surgery for an eye socket fracture.

South Korean fans wore face masks to the World Cup opener against Uruguay to pay tribute to Son Heung-Min

South Korean fans wore face masks to the World Cup opener against Uruguay to pay tribute to Son Heung-Min

Son wore a protective face mask during the match after suffering a broken orbital bone earlier this month

Son wore a protective face mask during the match after suffering a broken orbital bone earlier this month

South Korean fans who didn’t don Zorro-like facewear in tribute to their talisman instead showed their support for the 30-year-old with a series of banners and posters.

Large carvings of the former Bayern Leverkusen striker’s face were hung from walls inside the newly built ground.

Meanwhile, a pair of Korean fans were pictured with a ‘you are my Sonshine’ poster adorning the Spurs star’s face.

Son appeared in the game wearing a protective mask after sustaining an injury that threatened his involvement in the tournament.

Fans draped large banners adorning the star player's face at the Education City Stadium

Fans draped large banners adorning the star player’s face at the Education City Stadium

Supporters inside the stadium shared their support for the Tottenham star

Supporters inside the stadium shared their support for the Tottenham star

Fans also held 'You are my Sonshine' banners to celebrate the captain's return to action

Fans also held ‘You are my Sonshine’ banners to celebrate the captain’s return to action

Son suffered a fractured orbital bone after colliding with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba earlier this month

Son suffered a fractured orbital bone after colliding with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba earlier this month

In Tottenham’s final European match before the World Cup break, Son suffered a broken leg in a collision with Marseille defender Chancel Mbemba.

His nation held its breath as medical staff attended to the forward and he was replaced by Yves Bissouma just 29 minutes into the first half.

The striker successfully underwent surgery following the incident to ensure he would be able to represent his country in Qatar.

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