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Next Season Diving Will Not be Tolerated

Next Season Diving Will Not be Tolerated

Next season could see a few noses put out of joint.

It has been announced that the subject of 'diving` is to be tackled.

For too long players have gotten away with diving, basically trying to con the officials when there has been no contact with an opposing player.

Well it looks like those guilty of such an offence will no longer get off scot free.

New Football Association rules are to be introduced, passed by the governing body at its annual general meeting on Thursday, whereby a panel will review footage, each Monday, looking for clear cases of simulation.

The panel will consist of:

• One ex-match official

• One ex-manager


• One ex-player

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

In your opinion though, have the rule-makers got this one correct or are they stepping into dodgy territory?

Your thoughts on the reference subject would be most welcome in our comments facility beneath this article.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Thursday May 18 2017
Time: 4:13PM


I don't think we have much issues with diving at Chelsea.
Jerry O
19/05/2017 13:44:00
Except for a certain Costa (if he stays), he should stay more on his feet.
Jerry O
19/05/2017 13:46:00
More reason why Costa should be shipped out...dude doesn't stay on his feet.
Joe Onda
20/05/2017 11:17:00
Sure they will make an exemption for Harry Kane .
Michael Reid
20/05/2017 18:46:00
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