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Robert Huth & Jamie Carragher With The Best Of The Mixed Reaction To FA's Diving Ban

Robert Huth & Jamie Carragher With The Best Of The Mixed Reaction To FA's Diving Ban
By Mikey Traynor

The FA have confirmed their decision to introduce retrospective bans for players judged to have taken a dive in Premier League matches from next season.

The chance would see a panel review each of the weekend's fixtures on a Monday with a view to finding and punishing players who attempted to con the ref.

Under the new rules, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will review footage from the weekend each Monday looking for cases of simulation.

Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.

It's a big decision, but ultimately the FA feels that it is the only way to truly stamp diving out of the game as a number of high profile incidents became the focus of discussion over the course of the season.

But not everybody is thrilled with it. While some feel that it's long overdue, others are not impressed.

At his press conference ahead of Crystal Palace's trip to Old Trafford, Big Sam dismissed the idea as "rubbish".


Rubbish. It's utter rubbish.

What about the lad that get's booked that didn't dive? What are they going to do with that? They're going to say that's unlucky, next time we'll try and get that right. You'll then have to reverse that somehow.

On social media, there was a mixed reaction, although the best shout has to go to Leicester City's Robert Huth who expressed his happiness at the decision and suggested a few more things that could improve the game from his perspective.



A ban on crying? That's the "proper football man" take anyway.

Jamie Carragher meanwhile decided to troll Manchester United fans, as he is very fond of doing.

Another who is against the idea is Phil Neville, who seems to think that players will be unable to resist the urge.



It has been interesting to see the reaction, as while you would think this is a change to remove something that nobody wants to see in the game, it seems as though how it's going to be handled is what has upset those who disapprove.

Get in touch and let us know where you stand on the retrospective diving ban.

[via BBC]

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