Moyes - Punish the divers
Everton manager David Moyes has called on the Football Association to use video evidence in their attempts to cut diving out of the game.
Last Updated: 21/04/12 12:05pm
David Moyes has called on the Football Association to use video evidence in their attempts to cut diving out of the game.
The Everton manger believes players should be punished for play-acting, and says he does not condone the antics from his own squad.
And although the Goodison Park boss refused to pass comment on the recent behaviour of Ashley Young, ahead of Everton's trip to Old Trafford, he was adamant over the action that should be taken against any player found to be cheating.
He said: "If an FA panel looks in to see if somebody punched someone off the ball, then why could they not do it with diving? I think players would be shamed. Right away you would get rid of the diving.
"Players are so good at it. But if you check after the game to see if they have done it, and you see they have done, then you ban them. The referees will go "thanks very much" because it will start to stop diving happening and make games much easier for referees.
"I've said to my players that I don't want them diving. Of course people will go down, but I don't like it. I will say it to them if I think they are going down outrageously or cheaply. I think all managers will.
"I think in the end it comes back to haunt you."