Burnley boss Sean Dyche has labelled Laurent Depoitre’s dive in Saturday’s draw against Huddersfield as “cringeworthy”. Depoitre’s second-half dive, which was punished with a yellow card, left Dyche irate and he believes something more needs to be done to try and eradicate simulation from the game.
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The Burnley boss said: “A yellow card isn’t going to make a difference. Is anyone going to do it next week? Yes.
“That’s absolutely embarrassing. We’re not talking about gamesmanship, we’re talking about blatant dives, and today was cringeworthy. But no one wants to do anything about it apart from me it seems.”
Dyche wants players either to be red-carded or face retrospective punishment if they try to win free-kicks or penalties by diving.
“Ban them, every single time,” he added. “Because it’ll disappear. If he’s seen it well enough to book him, just send him off.”