Parish wants reds for diving

Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish wants to see mandatory red cards introduced for players who dive.

Manchester United's 2-0 win over Palace on Saturday was tarnished by accusations of diving against Ashley Young.

If preventing a goal-scoring opportunity is a straight red then trying to create one by cheating should be a straight red also.

The only player in the incidents that was honest was Dikgacoi and he's sent off and banned for a match.

Young's dive and the appeal before put pressure on the ref to give a subsequent penalty that was certainly outside the area and probably wasn't even a foul.

Young has a yellow card and three points and we have no points and one less player to pick from.

It might have cost us a point that might keep us up. We need to get some momentum behind a straight red for a dive.

– Crystal Palace co-chairman Steve Parish speaking to BBC FiveLive

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