This is bloodied and injured Northern Echo journalist Rob Merrick after a nasty looking tackle from Ed Balls.
Mr Merrick was playing football with the shadow chancellor at the Labour party's annual match against lobby journalists. According to the Press Association:
The pair were contesting a 50-50 ball on the edge of the Lobby penalty area when a stray elbow from Balls left a slash under the reporter's right eye. Mr Merrick had to leave the pitch for medical treatment as blood covered his shirt - but later returned to be named man-of-the-match.
James Tapsfield, Press Association Political Correspondent
The Labour team eventually lost the match 3-1.
After the match Mr Balls said: "I was about to score a brilliant goal in the top right hand corner. As I steadied myself to shoot Rob came piling in from behind attempting to nick the ball and came off worst."