The English Football Association on Thursday passed a new rule which will punish players, begiinning from the 2017/2018 season, retrospectively who are found guilty of simulation.
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.
The panel will consist of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player. A player found guilty will be handed a two-game ban.
"Players will be punished where the there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player’s team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed," the FA said in a statement.
"If found guilty the player would receive a two-game ban."
The governing body received the backing of the Premier League, the English Football League and the Professional Footballers' Association to introduce the rule change.Fastest Paying Betting Site in Nigeria: Grab your 140% First Time Deposit Bonus Now — www.Sportybet.Com Copyright © 2021 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.