Stoke City: Pulis in call for action after Suarez dive confession
TONY Pulis has repeated his call for cheats to be banned after hearing Luis Suarez come clean about his dive against Stoke.
Suarez has confessed that he did indeed take a fall during Stoke's goalless draw at Liverpool in October.
Pulis seemed unimpressed by his belated honesty, however, and urged the authorities to start banning players for such antics.
"They should look at it on a Monday after games," said Pulis, "and then people who have got caught simulating, they should be punished.
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"If you punish them for three games, four games, five games or whatever, it takes it out of the referee's hands.
"There should be a rule that if a player is found blatantly diving to gain advantage, whether to get a penalty or to con a referee into giving a decision, it should be dealt with severely. It would soon stop it. It's cheating."
Pulis also sympathised with under-fire Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert after he fell victim to Southampton's Jay Rodriguez's dive to win a match-winning penalty last weekend.
"Afterwards, Paul takes a hell of a lot of stick for losing a game of football," said Pulis, "but he hasn't lost it in an honest way.
"That player should be punished for cheating because that's what he did."
Not that Pulis believes he can tell Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers or Southampton's Nigel Adkins how to punish their own players.
"Let Brendan deal with it," said Pulis after hearing that Rodgers has been highly critical of Suarez since his revelation.
"He's an honest guy and he has got the task of running his football club. I'm not going to tell him what to do, just like I'm not going to tell Nigel Adkins what to do."