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Footballer charged with 'feigning injury' for first time under new ruling

A change in the rules was implemented at the beginning of this season.

Sahr Kabba (right) has become the first player to be charged by the FA for allegedly feigning injury.
Sahr Kabba (right) has become the first player to be charged by the FA for allegedly feigning injury.

SAHR KABBA OF Welling has become the first player charged with ‘feigning injury’ by the FA.

Tranmere’s Ritchie Sutton had been sent off following an incident in the teams’ 1-1 draw in the National League at the weekend, but after the club’s appeal to get the decision overturned was successful, Kabba has been handed a three-match ban for his part in getting the player red-carded.

It is the first time a new rule, implemented at the start of the season, has been utilised. The rule states that any player who is found guilty of getting an opponent sent off through feigning injury is subsequently open to being suspended.

Welling still have the option to appeal the suspension, however, and have until 11 September to respond to the charge.

h/t BBC Sport

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