Diving bans: Will retrospective action work?

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The Football Association is calling it “successful deception of a match official”.

Back in December, Burnley boss Sean Dyche said he thought retrospective bans would eradicate diving within six months. The players would stop doing it, if it meant risking suspension for the next two games.

Under new rules announced on Thursday, a panel will review footage each Monday looking for cases from next season – but only players who won a penalty or got a player sent off will be punished.

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