Shocking footage shows Manchester United striker ‘stamped’ on by West Ham rival

By | 10th January 2019

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.

Brooke Hendrix challenges Jess Sigsworth during the clash between Manchester United and West Ham
Brooke Hendrix challenges Jess Sigsworth during the clash between Manchester United and West Ham
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Sigsworth hits the deck as Hendrix stands alongside her
Sigsworth hits the deck as Hendrix stands alongside her
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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.

The West Ham defender then plants a foot in the back of Sigsworth
The West Ham defender then plants a foot in the back of Sigsworth
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Sigsworth looks up in anger at what had just happened
Sigsworth looks up in anger at what had just happened
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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.


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.

Sigsworth and Hendrix battle for possession earlier in the match
Sigsworth and Hendrix battle for possession earlier in the match
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