WEST HAM LADIES defender Brooke Hendrix is under scrutiny after appearing to stamp on the back of an opponent during the Continental Cup quarter-final with Manchester United.
Hammers player Hendrix looked to have stepped on United striker Jess Sigsworth while she was laying flat out on the floor.
Footage has emerged of the incident during last night’s match which raises questions over whether the American deliberately stood on Sigsworth.
The United forward had tumbled to the ground under the challenge of her rival.
West Ham defender Hendrix then clumsily attempts to hurdle the prostrate United star before then planting her right foot squarely onto her opponent’s back.
Thankfully no harm appeared to be done on 24-year-old Sigsworth, who looked straight up towards Hendrix in protest.
And following the game, in which Sigsworth scored to help Championship side United win 2-0 against their Super League rivals, she took to social media to make her feelings known.
She re-tweeted a short clip of the incident, with the simple comment “Naughty”.
Disciplinary rules in the women’s game are exactly the same as in the men’s – meaning action can be taken using video evidence after the match.
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Hendrix escaped censure during the game, which would mean the Football Association would be able to bring charges if they thought an offence had taken place.
The FA are aware of the footage and are looking further into what happened.
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