Here is the first Premier League player who can be penalized retrospectively for simulation


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Everton striker Umar Niasse became the first player in the history of the Premier League, against whom a simulation charge was retrospectively challenged. The Senegalese demanded a penalty in the fifth minute of the clash with Crystal Palace after minimal contact with Scott Dan. The duel ended 2: 2, and Niasse was accused of succumbing to the judging brigade. The striker must respond to the charge by the end of today`s working day, and if he is found guilty, which will most likely happen, he will take a penalty from two meetings.

A committee of three members - a former referee, a former manager and a former footballer - will determine if Niaas deliberately simulated. The new rule that players can be penalized retrospectively for simulations was introduced in May.

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