Premier League: Everton’s Niasse becomes first player to be charged for diving

Posted on Nov 21 2017 - 8:27pm by admin

Everton striker, Oumar Niasse, has become the first Premier League footballer, to be charged with simulation by the Football Association.

Niasse won a controversial penalty in Saturday’s Premier League draw at Crystal Palace, after going down inside the box, with referee Anthony Taylor deeming the Senegalese had been fouled by Eagles defender, Scott Dann.

Leighton Baines stepped up and levelled the game, after Wilfried Zaha had opened scoring.

“Everton’s Oumar Niasse has been charged for ‘Successful Deception of a Match Official’ following the game against Crystal Palace on 18 November 2017,” a statement on the FA’s website read.

Niasse could become the first Premier League player to be hit with a retrospective ban for diving, following the introduction of the new law at the start of the season.

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