Tom Huddlestone escapes stamp action


The Football Association have decided to take no action against Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone for his stamp on Johan Elmander during the 4-2 defeat at Bolton Wanderers.

The 23-year-old England international could have been facing a three-match ban if found guilty of violent conduct, but the FA have ruled out further action after match referee Chris Foy confirmed that he saw the incident as it happened.

An FA spokesman commented: "We can confirm there will be no action taken against Tom Huddlestone."

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp had earlier stated that he felt Huddlestone was not the sort of player to stamp on another deliberately.

He told the Daily Mirror:"I'm going to say something that you probably don't even believe – I never even saw it and I still haven't seen it.

"I know there are a few managers that say they didn't see what happened and I'm not becoming one of them, but I never saw what happened.

"But Tom's tame. He's a good footballer, isn't he? He's not aggressive.

"I spoke to their players afterwards and they said they felt it was an accident."

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