The Football Association has decided to get players who are caught diving to spin a pitchside wheel of fortune to determine their punishment.
There has been confusion at Bournemouth’s Adam Smith having to serve a suspension for a yellow card gained after a dive that the referee admitted to be wrong after seeing the incident on TV – the same device that was used to give Everton’s Oumar Niasse a two-match ban for a dive many people also felt never happened.
FA spokesperson Tom Wilson says: “There has been a lot of confusion with the new retrospective diving bans, why is it just a yellow card if the ref sees it, and if he doesn’t it’s a straight two-match ban, etc.
“So to clear things up, we’ve got a wheel of fortune divers will be asked to spin.
“They just need to give it a good whirl, and the can get anything from a ticking off, a two-match ban, seven-match ban to the most severe punishment possible, a six-month loan to West Ham.
“They also have a chance to win a top-of-the-range fridge freezer. So best of luck, diving bastards! You have to spin it to win it!”
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