Brighton striker Tomer Hemed has been banned for three games after the Football Association rejected his appeal against a charge of violent conduct.
The Israel international appeared to stamp on Newcastle defender DeAndre Yedlin in the closing stages of the Seagulls’ 1-0 win at the Amex Stadium on Sunday.
The incident went unnoticed by the referee but was caught on video replays, with the FA taking retrospective action against Hemed, who had scored the only goal of the match earlier in the second half.
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
The 30-year-old contested the charge, which was upheld by English football’s governing body, and means he will be unavailable for the Premier League fixtures against Arsenal, Everton and West Ham.
Both Hemed and Albion boss Chris Hughton had insisted in their post-match interviews that the stamp was accidental.