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.”



  • Alreet

    So retrospective red and 3 game ban….. yes!

    Bet it isnt. Only players like shelvey and mitro get them. Hemed is a nice guy. He misplaced his boot.

  • Steve Pearce

    Hemed HAS to be banned otherwise the FA are shown to be biased, They are supposed to be impartial so have no choice otherwise their authority over the game in general will be questioned.

    • Georgia Peter

      Porciestreet;
      Still say there should be a Main referee in the stand with a monitor (as in rugby) but with autonomy to stop the game (by earpiece) if the guy in the middle has missed such important instances.
      and while were at it, Whay not have the ref anounce his decisions to the crowd as in the NFL.

  • magpiefifer

    Glad he’s been charged – let’s hope it sticks,but I’m not betting on it!!!

  • glassjawsh-got-banned

    I think he is guilty and should be banned accordingly. However, I did have a fair bit of internal struggle over whether or not I felt that way because I really thought it appropriate for the situation (in a vacuum) or because I’m still a bit salty about Newcastle players being banned so quickly this season and want to see similar punishments also handed out.

  • anyobrien

    BBC are a fuffin disgrace

  • Big Al 1967

    My immediate response at the time was to shout at the TV ‘That’s a stamp'(minus the expletives!). The countless replays from a number of angles has not changed my mind one bit.

  • Jimmy_toons

    In any walk of life, sporting or other, if someone’s underneath you and you’re about to land on them, you look at where you’re going to land and try and avoid the person on the floor. Unless you want to land on that person. Hamed knew exactly what he was doing, and should expect a 3 match ban.
    Would have been better for us if a review had taken place during the game and Brighton had gone down to 10 men, but wasn’t to be yesterday for us. Move on to Scousers. HTL.

  • Georgia Peter

    Porciestreet;
    So the geezer is playing Premiership football and he has Vertigo…..! If he loses his balance as such, he shouldn’t be playing.

  • MadMag83

    Get him banned!