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.