A NEWCASTLE United YouTuber was removed from St James’ Park last night after he was caught breaching rules by filming a match.

Adam Pearson was escorted from the stadium by stewards as the Magpies under 23 side took on their West Brom counterparts.

Club regulations state mobile phones are allowed, provided that they are for personal use and that no recorded audio-visual material is broadcast via social networking sites.

Adam, 21, from Wallsend, who has over 22,000 subscribers on his social media channel, told the Northern Echo: "I was not live streaming. I just film parts then go home and edit them together.

"It means people get to see the game who would not otherwise be able to. 

"Other people who were there who do the same thing as me were filming and they were not asked to leave. It is a bit unfair." 

Outside the ground, a small group of fans was filmed chanting: “We want our Adam back.”

Adam, who once needed treatment after falling on steel steps when he collapsed in cold weather while watching the team, left a sports coaching foundation degree to run his YouTube channel full time.

Last night he took to Twitter to express his disappointment.

The Northern Echo: You Tuber Adam Pearson. Pictures: ADAM PEARSON/TWITTERYou Tuber Adam Pearson. Pictures: ADAM PEARSON/TWITTER

He said: “Today was my 65th game across all the Newcastle United teams in 2021/22.

“I was literally hospitalised earlier in the season trying to help promote the Under 23 team, to be kicked out today for doing what I love is disappointing and frustrating.”

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However, while some supported Adam, who has been You Tubing for seven years, his Twitter post also attracted comments from fans who argue the club was in the right.

One poster said: “The club followed their own rules. No recording of games in the stadium.

“If he hadn't have been asked to stop recording, then I could understand his outrage but the fact he told them no, it's fully justified that he was asked to leave.

“It's literally copyright infringement.”

The copyright at all matches belongs to the club and the Premier League.

It is understood Adam is not accredited by Football DataCo, which protects the rights of journalists, and he did not have permission to film inside the stadium at any point.

The Northern Echo: Strict rules govern what can be filmed inside St James' Park Strict rules govern what can be filmed inside St James' Park (Image: The Northern Echo)

Another Twitter user added: “You can promote the games without videoing them though.

“Do your preview, a HT report and then a match review when it's over.

“If you'd put your phone away when asked you would have been able to watch a really exciting 2nd half and a great comeback.”

Newcastle United, which ended the match by beating West Brom 4-3, is not commenting on the matter.


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