Sky Sports have reported that Brighton are to fight the FA, after Tomer Hemed was charged with stamping on DeAndre Yedlin on Sunday.

The Seagulls had until 6pm today (Tuesday) to appeal and shortly before the deadline Sky Sports revealed that they will attempt to argue their case.

The striker is set to miss three games but if found guilty, they could risk another game being added to the ban, if The FA consider that the appeal was flippant and made with clearly no chance of succeeding.

Brighton fans have claimed that the contact/stamp was accidental.

The Mag – 26 September 2017:

Monday night has seen confirmation that Tomer Hemed has been charged by the FA with a stamp on DeAndre Yedlin.

The incident happened during Sunday’s game at the Amex Stadium, which Brighton won with a goal from the accused.

The Mail have broken the news, reporting that the Brighton striker has until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge.

Earlier today (25 September 2017) on The Mag:

BBC Sport have confirmed that The FA are reviewing footage of Tomer Hemed’s ‘alleged’ stamp on DeAndre Yedlin.

The aftermath of the game saw Brighton players and fans predictably claim innocence for the player who scored the winning goal, the striker’s teammate Shane Duffy saying (see below) ‘If anyone knows Tomer, he’s not that kind of player’ (presumably as opposed to Jonjo Shelvey who is guilty because he has been previously banned for something he allegedly said).

Newcastle fans understandably not agreeing with that rose-tinted portrayal, as surely it only comes down to whether he did it or not, rather than what he has previously done or not.

Yedlin has also commented on the incident, as has Joey Barton, the former Newcastle player taking a kind of middle line of yes Tomer Hemed has done it but the authorities should just let it go!

The Match of The Day 2 coverage was embarrassing last night, the pitiful Mark ‘Chappers’ Chapman making a joke out of the incident, indicating Newcastle fans had a persecution complex. Just because you are paranoid doesn’t mean that they aren’t still out to get you!

BBC Sport:

The Football Association are reviewing the footage of Tomer Hemed’s alleged stamp on DeAndre Yedlin in Brighton’s win over Newcastle yesterday.

They also need to look at referee Andre Marriner’s report of the incident.

If Marriner did not see it and the FA feel there is a case to answer, three former referees will review it independently. If all three think it was worthy of a red card, a charge will be brought.

If the case is proved, Hemed would serve a three-match ban and would miss Premier League matches against Arsenal, Everton and West Ham.’

DeAndre Yedlin:

“I was on the ground.

“Whether it was accidental or not, doesn’t really matter.

“Whoever is on the committee who punishes that sort of thing will figure it out.”

Tomer Hemed’s teammate Shane Duffy:

“We had a little conversation about it afterwards and he didn’t have a clue about it.

“If anyone knows Tomer, he’s not that kind of player.

“He lost his balance and Yedlin’s leg was there.

“Some players will leave it in a little bit but he’s definitely not one of those players.”

Chris Hughton using the same optician…:

“My first impression is that there was no intent.”

“There’s no doubting the contact but knowing the individual there would also be no intent.”

Joey Barton:

“He wil probably get done for it.

“He could have avoided it but gets away with it and they win the game, he scores the goal.

“He is probably going to get done…there’s a bit of needle beforehand and he might be able to argue the case and get away with that.

“The FA are going to have to prove he actually tried to stamp on him – it is not up to him to prove it and it doesn’t look conclusive when you look at the evidence.

“You can see both sides of the argument.

“I don’t like to see players get banned. They had a bit of needle and he maybe could have avoided it but look, just let him get on with it.”



  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    It wasn’t an alleged stamp, it was a stamp.
    4 game ban if there’s any justice

  • magpiefifer

    Hemed knew what he was doing!

  • molend

    But at least Brighton are going to fight it. Mitrovic gets a retrospective ban for ‘changing direction’ and we just acccept it. Not that it would have made any difference in the actual case, but it would have sent a message.
    On a slightly different topic, an Arsenal defender took out a West Brom player last night in the penalty area. The West Brom lad got up and carried on. The ‘pundits’ are saying, if he wanted a penalty he should have made a meal of it. Why? Was it an offence or not?
    And just to get this off my chest as well, it seems to me that we have two choices here:
    a) Go back to the old days where the ref’s decision was final. No replays on television.
    b) Adopt technology. Instant replays as in rugby, cricket etc. Definitive result. Gets the ref off the hook

  • Mrkgw

    Pathetic. It was a stamp which looked to have been deliberate. Accept the ban and move on!

  • Oldgeordie

    Brighton are appealing so they have their only striker available for Saturday. Two weeks break for the internationals gives them a chance to get someone fit. Understandable but sneaky. Hope he gets a long ban.