PICTURED: Son Heung-min Carries Gun In Army Gear For South Korea Military Service

Son Carries Gun South Korea Military Service

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min has been pictured taking part in military service in South Korea.

All men from South Korea must complete military service by the age of 28.

Son, who reaches that age in July, earned exemption from the mandatory 21-month service after helping his country to glory in the 2018 Asian Games.

Son Heung-min takes part in military service in South Korea

But he is still required to serve for four weeks and is doing so while football is in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Son’s time with the South Korean military is not just a public relations exercise, however, and he will be exposed to tear gas, go on lengthy hikes and be trained how to fire guns during his time on the island of Jeju.

And he was pictured with a gun and wearing full army gear on Wednesday.

The South Korea international is expected to return to Tottenham sometime this month but may have to complete a two-week quarantine on his return before he can rejoin his teammates.

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The Premier League could return in June with plans being discussed by the league, clubs and the government.

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