Players who dive or feign injury could face two-match suspensions from the start of next season after the Football Association voted in favour of introducing retrospective bans.
The new offence of “successful deception of a match official” is based on a law already used in Scotland and was approved at the FA’s annual general meeting at Wembley.
Incidents will be reviewed by a panel comprising a former manager, an ex-player and former referee, who will watch the footage independently. If they are unanimous in believing a player deceived a match official, the sanction will be a two-match ban.
This process is similar to the one already used for red-card offences which were missed at the time but caught on camera, and the cases will be fast-tracked.
The FA said: “Although attempts to deceive the referee by feigning injury or pretending to have been fouled is a cautionable offence for unsporting behaviour, Authentic Bryant Reeves Womens Jersey the fact that the act of simulation has succeeded in deceiving a match official and, therefore, led to a penalty and/or dismissal, justifies a more severe penalty which would act as a deterrent.”
If a player admits to a charge of successfully deceiving an official, or is found to have done so, any yellow or red card given to an opposing player, http://www.authenticgrizzliestore.com/Brandan_Wright_Jersey as a result of the deceit, can be rescinded. The new rule will apply across English football and has been supported by the English Football League, the League Managers Association, the Premier League and the Professional Footballers’ Association.
There have been a number of notable cases of simulation this season, including Robert Snodgrass’s dive to earn a penalty for Hull City against Crystal Palace and other alleged incidents involving Leroy Sané, Dele Alli and Marcus Rashford.
The Scottish Football Association introduced its “rule 201” in 2011 and spent several years trying to convince Fifa that it was not going too far in taking decision-making away from officials on the day – something world football’s governing body has traditionally been very reluctant to do.
The reaction to the news was mainly positive, although Sam Allardyce described the decision as “utter rubbish”. The Crystal Palace manager said: “Bring technology in, let us look at it on the day, Authentic Danny Green Youth Jersey and then bring a sin-bin in so we can put him in that for 10 minutes and then put him back on. Stop paying all these people money to do rubbish situations in the game. That’s utter rubbish.”
However, recent moves to introduce goalline technology and video assistant referees indicate that even Fifa realises match officials need more help and supporters want better decisions.
With England and Scotland having permanent seats on Fifa’s law-making body, the International Football Association Board, bans for divers could soon become a worldwide policy.
The retrospective punishment has not eradicated diving in Scotland since it was introduced in 2011 but it has occasionally provided some semblance of justice.
The Rangers winger Sone Aluko, now at Fulham, became the first player to be punished in December 2011 after winning a penalty against Dunfermline but Ally McCoist, Rangers’ manager at the time, http://www.authenticspurstore.com/Bruce_Bowen_Jersey raged against the decision, saying: “The three gentlemen on the panel have effectively called my player a cheat and a liar, neither of which he is.”