After presumably realising that we’re now at epidemic levels, the FA are set to vote on whether to introduce retrospective bans for players caught diving as of next season.
According to BBC Sport , the FA board are expected to meet today and vote on bringing in the rule change ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.
The Football Association will vote on retrospective action at its annual general meeting on Thursday and is expected to approve the proposal.
Under the proposal being discussed, players will face retrospective suspensions if found guilty of having “deceived the referee and gained an unfair advantage” by an expert panel.
[The] panel would review footage from the weekend each Monday looking for cases of simulation.
Any player unanimously found guilty of diving would be given a suspension.
The FA are apparently cribbing from their Scottish counterparts (the SFA), who introduced a similar system in 2011.
Basically, the SFA have a ‘compliance officer’ who reviews potentially unsporting incidents post-match