Luis Suarez should be banned for 'dive' says Stoke boss Tony Pulis

07 October 2012 06:26
Liverpool's Luis Suarez should be banned for dive - Tony Pulis Stoke City boss Tony Pulis has called on the Football Association to punish Liverpool's Luis Suarez for simulation. Pulis believes Suarez was guilty of diving in the second half of his side's goalless draw at Anfield on Sunday. "I've been on about and banging the drum about people who fall over and in one incident in the second half it's an embarrassment," he said. "The FA should be looking at this. Give him three games [banned] and he will stop falling over." “I haven't seen the incident so I can't really comment on it but whatever Luis does there will always be a problem” Brendan Rodgers Liverpool manager The FA is unlikely to sanction the player as it only takes retrospective action against unseen red card offences and not offences which might have earned a booking. Suarez went to ground in the Stoke area after he did not appear to be caught by defender Marc Wilson. But the Uruguayan may claim Stoke centre-back Robert Huth was guilty of stamping on his chest early on in a game in which six Stoke players were yellow carded. "We are disappointed with the amount of bookings that we got and we are disappointed that maybe one or two of the Liverpool players weren't booked," said Pulis. "Suarez is a fantastic player with great ability. He is a handful and he is the one player we are frightened to death about. "What happens is that he puts enormous pressure on the referee. Every time he goes down you have got 40,000-odd Liverpool supporters getting after the referee and I don't think that's right. He added: "I'm more concerned about simulation and people falling over and putting enormous pressure on referees. Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Rodgers praises courageous Liverpool "It is a tough enough job as it is. I wouldn't want to be doing it and for professional footballers to be doing that is not right. "The PFA should start talking about it." Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has complained to referees' chief Mike Riley about some of the decisions against his side this season, including Suarez's failure to be awarded penalties. "I haven't seen the incident so I can't really comment on it, but whatever Luis does there will always be a problem, whether it's media, referees or whatever," said the Reds boss. "It gets brought up every week, it's something that is not new. "I thought he was terrific [against Stoke], some of his movement and combinations." Rodgers was frustrated by the draw but praised his side and, especially his younger players, for the way they stood up to the physical challenge Stoke provided. "They are a bunch of big men who make it difficult for you and there is no right or wrong way to play football. What I was proud of is our young guys stood up to that," he added. "It was a physical game but no complaints from us. I thought maybe the referee didn't see it that way and didn't give some decisions he should have done. "I am obviously disappointed we didn't win the game but I thought the attitude and application of the players was terrific."

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