Arsene Wenger has suggested a three-game ban for any player caught diving via a retrospective panel would help stamp out acts of cheating, the
Wenger is quoted as saying: “If an obvious dive is punished by a three-match ban, the players would not do it anymore. We should have a superior committee of ethics who could still punish a player like that.” Wenger was responding to a suggestion by former Manchester United defender Gary Neville that an obvious dive should be punished not with a yellow card, but with a suspension.
The comments come after Ashley Young won a contentious penalty for Manchester United for the second successive week, the England winger going down in what Sir Alex Ferguson described in a BBC interview as a “dramatic fall” after Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark appeared to make slight contact with his former teammate. A week earlier Young had been at the centre of controversy when a collision with Queens Park Rangers midfielder Shaun Derry led to a spot kick and a red card for the R’s player.
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