Everton striker Oumara Niasse became the first player in the English Premiership who was suspended for simulating the match.
The Football Association of England (FA) has suspended 27-year-old Senegal because of the deception of Anthony Taylor, who in the sixth minute of the Crystal Palace-Everton match scored a penalty for the visitors who scored 1: 1 in the Baines.
Niasse entered the penalty area of the home team, Crystal Palace defender Scorr Dann set off for a duel, Senegalel threw himself, and Taylor showed it on a white spot.
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“He knows he has been defeated by the arbitrator, and there was definitely no penalty, I was shocked when the arbiter gave him,” said Dann.
Niasse stated that the contact existed and that the arbitrator had the right to award a penalty.
“There was contact, Dann hit me in the upper part of the body, and since I was in the penalty area, it was only logical that I fell.” The Arbiter could have been ordered to play the penalty, but he did not have to. It was his decision, but the contact was certain “said Niasse.
The match is finished with a 2: 2 result and will not change afterwards, but Niasse has become the third player in the Premiership against which a disciplinary procedure was initiated after the analysis of the recording.
Earlier Bernardo Silva of Manchester City and Richarlison of Watford were “provoked”, but Niasse did not experience the same fate.
A three-member committee composed of a former arbitrator, former coach and former football player unanimously found that “Niasse had successfully deceived the arbitrator of the match,” and was therefore suspended in two matches.
Niasse has the right to appeal, but it is hard to get out, and he will miss the matches against Southampton on Sunday and West Ham three days later.