Originally posted by Fleabitten
I saw your thoughts in the other thread regarding this. If the concern is that the overturn opens the gates for future dives (and I agree that Eduardo dove), then UEFA should put a provision in place that, going forward, those caught 'diving', 'attempting to deceive the official', however they want to word it, face the potential of a match ban.
...[text shortened]... icient guidelines for discouraging or dealing with this sort of thing in the first place.
You may want to read up a bit on UEFA guidelines.
They DO have in place a provision for players attemting to deceive the ref...
"Article 10, para 1c of the UEFA disciplinary regulations (Misconduct of players): Players may be suspended for two competition matches, or for a specified period, for acting with the obvious intent to cause any match official to make an incorrect decision or supporting his error of judgement and thereby causing him to make an incorrect decision."
It's amazing how many people without a clue have very vociferous opinions on things, without actually knowing the rules.
Having read the relevant regulation and rereading the post of yours quoted, do you now believe that the 2 game ban was justified?