FA To Adopt SFA’s Retrospective Punishment For Simulation

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Come next season, the Football Association (FA) will start to punish players for simulation in retrospect.

Players found guilty of the action will be punished with a two-match ban under the new rule of ‘Successful Deception Of A Match Official’.

The FA will take action in retrospect if:

• Where an alleged act leads to a penalty

• Where an alleged act leads to a straight red card for an opponent

• Where an alleged act leads to a dismissal of an opponent [where the alleged act led to the opponent receiving either one of the two cautions]

The panel will consist of a former match official, a former manager and a former player, who will analyse the situation individually, before giving their verdict to the FA.



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