Brighton striker Tomer Hemed has been charged with violent conduct by the Football Association following an incident in the 1-0 win over Newcastle on Sunday.
The Israel international scored the only goal of the game in the 51st minute at the Amex Stadium as the Seagulls recorded their second victory of the Premier League season.
But Hemed was involved in a controversial clash with Magpies defender DeAndre Yedlin on 88 minutes, where he appeared to stamp on the United States international’s calf.
Hemed was losing his balance and he put his foot down to stop himself falling over not a stamp the commentators should be ashamed pic.twitter.com/x5VgllsCbg
— Albion_Album (@AlbionAlbum) September 24, 2017
In my view Hemed should be charged by the FA. If that was an accident he would've said 'sorry'. All we want is consistency.
— Richard Keys (@richardajkeys) September 25, 2017
It was not spotted by the referee, and Albion boss Chris Hughton insisted after the match that his player’s actions were unintentional.
The FA, however, has taken retrospective action, which could lead to a three-match ban for Hemed if the charge is proven.
“Tomer Hemed has been charged for an alleged act of violent conduct which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video,” read a statement from English football’s governing body.
“He has until 6pm on Tuesday [26 September 2017] to respond to the charge.”