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Should football follow ice hockey's example by naming and shaming divers?

The NHL in America has brought in new anti-diving legislation in an attempt to address the issue.

James Neal has become the first player to be named as part of the NHL's new anti-diving legislation.
James Neal has become the first player to be named as part of the NHL's new anti-diving legislation.
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FOOTBALL ISN’T THE only sport with a diving dilemma.

Following problems with the issue, the NHL in America have brought in new anti-diving legislation in an attempt to address the increasing numbers of players either feigning or exaggerating injuries.

Predators star James Neal is one player in the league who has established a reputation as a serial diver, and having been warned previously, Neal has now been fined $2,000 as a result of his behaviour as part of the new scheme to tackle the problem.

And while the fine may be insignificant to a player who earns millions every year, the shame of being the first player to be named publicly may cause Neal to think twice about such behaviour in future.

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So what do you think? Should football follow similar steps to address its diving problem?

h/t The Hockey News

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