​The Football Association are looking to bring a new rule to the game where diving will result in a ban for the player responsible.


There have been many incidents this season where players have been accused of simulation in an attempt to win a penalty for their team to overcome the opposition - now, according to the ​Sun, FA chiefs will make a decision, during a meeting today, on whether to implement the rule in game.

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However, the report suggests that the decision has actually already been made for three experts to meet each Monday, after the weekend of games, to sort through the incidents and unanimously decide on whether the player was trying to buy a penalty for his team.


The rule has been brought to light after a weekend of diving at the end of April where a few  players had been accused of simulation. 

Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford was awarded a penalty after seemingly diving in the box, falling over the hands of Swansea City goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski. Other cases include Harry Kane against Arsenal and Manchester City's Leroy Sane who, although did make contact with the defender, was deemed to have gone to ground far too easily.


The Scottish Football Association brought in the rule at the start of this season and Hearts winger Jamie Walker was the first to receive a two-match ban for simulation.


If the English FA do decide on the rule to be a good idea to punish the serial cheats in the game, it will be implemented into the English game at the start of next season.