Hemed Given Violent Conduct Charge For ‘Alleged Stamp’

Brighton & Hove Albion forward Tomer Hemed has been charged with violent conduct by the English Football Association (FA) following an incident with Newcastle United defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Israeli international Hemed scored the only goal to help his side to to a 1-0 win over Rafael Benitez and was said to have allegedly stamped on American defender Yedlin with two minutes left on the clock.

The 30-year old has been given until 18:00 BST on Tuesday to respond to the violent conduct charge.

If he is found guilty, Tomer Hemed could miss the next three games starting with Sunday’s game against Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has however come to the defence of his player adding that any contact would have been accidental. He said: “My very first impression is there was no intent.”

“There has been contact but my first impression is no intent and, knowing the individual, I would say no intent.” he added.