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Everton star Oumar Niasse becomes the first EPL player to be charged for simulation

Everton star Oumar Niasse has been accused of simulation by the Football Association after he won a foul in Saturday’s Premier League draw at Crystal Palace.

Niasse could turn into the main Premier League player to be hit with a review boycott for diving following the presentation of the new law towards the begin of the season.

Yet, the 27-year-old might be given a two match suspension if the board which assembles to supervise his case collectively concur that Niasse was blameworthy of the offense.

Niasse went down inside the Palace box with ref Anthony Taylor esteeming the Senegal international had been fouled by Eagles defender Scott Dann.

Dann himself responded furiously finished the choice which saw Leighton Baines conceal the subsequent punishment to counterbalance Wifried Zaha’s initial opener for the hosts.

Dann said after the diversion that Niasse, who drew Everton level for a moment time with an equalizer on the stroke of half-time, had ‘conned the official’ and now the FA has declared that the player has been charged.

‘Everton’s Oumar Niasse has been charged for ‘Deceiving a Match Official’ after the game against Crystal Palace on 18 November 2017,’ an announcement on their site read.


The Football Association review footage each Monday looking for cases of simulation.

Any player that is found guilty of diving or ‘successful deception of a match official’ will be given a suspension.

Incidents only resulting in a penalty being awarded or an opponent being sent off – whether that’s through two yellow cards or one red – will be punished.

The FA will act if ‘there is clear and overwhelming evidence to suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation, and as a direct result, the offending player’s team has been awarded a penalty and/or an opposing player has been dismissed’.

The panel consists of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player. The current pool is as follows:
Rachel Brown-Finnis Lee Dixon Danny Murphy.

‘It is affirmed he conferred a demonstration of reproduction which prompted a punishment being granted in the fifth moment of the diversion,’ the FA articulation proceeded.

‘He has until 6pm on 21 November 2017 to react.

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