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Former PL referee: Mohamed Salah should be banned for diving

Former PL referee: Mohamed Salah should be banned for diving

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Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey claims should receive a two-match ban for diving against Newcastle United.

The Egypt international went down in the box in the second-half after being pulled back by Newcastle defender Paul Dummett, before getting up and slotting home the penalty.

The penalty was viewed by many as a soft one, and former Premier League referee Mark Halsey agreed on this, adding that Salah should be banned for two games.

“Sean Dyche will be spitting feathers watching this tonight,” Halsey tweeted.

“In my opinion, if we are going to rid this disease of simulation Salah has to face retrospective action and receive a two-match ban.”

If banned, Mohamed Salah will miss his side’s two upcoming games against Arsenal and Manchester City, however, this will only happen if referee Graham Scott reports he was deceived by the Egyptian.

Mohamed Salah is currently second in the Premier League’s scoring charts with 12 goals, only one behind Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

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