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At Last: Rangers take a Stand Against Divers and Play Actors!

Let’s hope other clubs follow suit!

Rangers have fined Kyle Lafferty for feigning injury in an incident that led to Aberdeen’s Charlie Mulgrew being sent off on Saturday.
The forward, who has made a public apology, fell clutching his face after he and Mulgrew had gone head to head during Rangers’ 2-1 victory at Ibrox.
“It was something I should not have done and I deeply regret what happened,” he told Rangers’ website.
“I will make a personal apology to Charlie Mulgrew.”
Lafferty says that the Aberdeen defender, whose club is to lodge an appeal to the Scottish FA, should not have been sent off. (BBC Sport)

This is good news and about time too! For too long the game has not aptly punished those who play act or dive on the field of play. Anyone who has seen Kyle Lafferty’s reaction can do so by CLICKING HERE.

I have to admit that the behaviour of footballers has reached such a proportion that it really does need to be nipped in the bud. It seems a minute does not pass that doesn’t see a player pretend to be fouled or overreacting at any given moment or appealing for a decision that is so clearly not even in question. I am not sure what can be done to stop these now general practices as they have become so ingrained in the game but it is good to see the Glasgow side take something of a stand.

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