Welling: Sahr Kabba banned for feigning injury against Tranmere

Sahr Kabba
Sahr Kabba (right) has previously played for Havant & Waterlooville and Lincoln City

Welling striker Sahr Kabba has become the first player to be banned by the Football Association under a new rule against feigning injury.

Tranmere defender Ritchie Sutton was shown a red card in the 1-1 National League draw on Saturday, 5 September.

Sutton successfully appealed against the decision and Kabba has now been given a three-match ban for "exaggerating and feigning an injury in order to deceive match officials".

Kabba, 26, has also been fined £250.

Feigning injury to get opponent sent off

Under the rule introduced this season, a player who feigns injury and gets an opponent sent off could face a suspension.

Scenario

  • Player A is sent off for violent conduct
  • Dismissal overturned after the referee reviews the incident and sees that player B had feigned injury
  • Player B is open to a charge and could face a three-match ban

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