BBC Sport - Diving: MOTD2 Extra pundits criticise 'blight' of simulation

Pundits criticise 'blight' of diving

Match of the Day 2 Extra pundits Mark Lawrenson, Shay Given and Oliver Holt discuss the issue of diving in football with Mark Chapman, after a number of controversial incidents featured in two of Saturday's Premier League matches.

Chelsea's Willian and Diego Costa were booked for diving during their 2-0 win over Hull while Gary Cahill was lucky not to be sent off for going to ground too easily. Meanwhile West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was angry at Sunderland's Adam Johnson for apparently diving in their 1-1 draw.

Lawrenson says diving is a "blight on our game" while Given believes a panel of experts should be created to issue retrospective punishments for anyone guilty of simulation.

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