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Published On: Fri, Oct 24th, 2014

Pulis wants players punished for diving

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Ex-Stoke manager Tony Pulis says players should be punished for diving after Swansea boss Garry Monk called Stoke winger Victor Moses a cheat. Monk said Moses should be “ashamed of himself” and penalised for winning a penalty during Sunday’s 2-1 win over the Swans at the Britannia Stadium.

The Football Association is considering whether to act over Monk’s comments. “I can understand where Garry is coming from. You don’t want to see those incidents,” Pulis said. “As a manager, the worst thing is to actually get beaten with people cheating.

“The FA, the Premier League, the League Managers Association and the Referees’ Association should have retrospective judgements on people who dive. “I think a lot of managers would like that, I certainly would.”

Swansea defender Angel Rangel was penalised for a 43rd-minute foul on Moses, with Charlie Adam converting the resulting penalty.

Stoke boss Mark Hughes described Monk’s comments as “unacceptable” after he criticised Moses for going down under “barely minimal contact”.

But Pulis, 56, said Hughes had been outspoken in the past too: “He’s done exactly the same at times. He’s lost his temper and been frustrated with referees’ decisions.


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