Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has called on the Football Association to ban any player who is found guilty of diving for three games.
The Welshman was outraged with Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic and Oscar as both tried to win penalties for the Blues in the narrow 1-0 result on Saturday.
Only the Brazilian was handed a yellow card, but feels the defender should have been punished, too, if any meaningful clamping down on simulation is to be achieved.
"I have spoken about simulation before," Pulis told reporters. "They are really quick to pull people up on incidents that they think are bookable or sending-off incidents, and I think they should pull people up for diving and give them a three-game ban straight away.
"Ivanovic would be looking at three games, Chelsea wouldn't be too happy with him and I don't think he would be diving around anymore. We just don't think it's right and we encourage the players to be as honest as they can. We think it is the way to do it - whatever other clubs do, they do."
Also, the 54-year-old Pulis has reiterated that while Michael Owen will not be rushed back into action, he does have a part to play for the Potters this season.
The former England striker has made two appearances as a substitute following his free transfer this summer, but Pulis is keen to get him fully fit before sanctioning a starting berth.
"The players that we've brought in have mixed in really well," Pulis said. "The thing with Michael is, because of his experience and because of what he has done in the game, he will be more the center of attention. We're hoping that we get him fit, that we get him in the team and he will score us goals. That's what we're hoping for and I'm sure Michael's the same.
"But we'll take our time with him. We don't want to overburden him at the beginning and that he picks up injuries. It's a long season and we'll go careful with him."
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