English FA pursues first case against player for diving

BY AP • October 19, 2017

LONDON (AP) Carlisle striker Shaun Miller faces becoming the first player in England to be retrospectively banned for diving after being charged by the Football Association.

The offense of ''successful deception of a match official'' came into force at the start of the season and carries a two-match suspension.

The FA alleges Miller ''committed a clear act of simulation'' during a game against Wycombe on Tuesday which led to a penalty being awarded. The penalty was converted and the fourth-tier match ended 3-3.

The charge came after a panel of a former match official, an ex-manager and a retired player reviewed video footage of the incident.



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