The FA are looking at new ways to stamp out diving by introducing new laws which could come into effect for the start of the 17/18 season. This season has seen the subject brought up in various instances, with some Premier League managers calling for retrospective action to eradicate diving from the English game. In Scotland, since 2011 the SFA can take retrospective action against divers and hit them with two-match bans.
You Are The Ref have repeatedly called for changes to the law around diving. Keith Hackett suggested the FA follow Scotland’s lead at the back end of last year whilst the topic was again brought up for debate on The Ref Show with Alan Biggs, Dean Mohareb and Brian Deane.
The FA met with Scottish FA officials earlier this year to discuss how successful the review panel system has been, and how they could effectively transition the change in English football. Any rule change will have to be ratified by the FA, Premier League and Football League, before being confirmed by the FA Council. If an agreement can be made before August, then the new law could be ready for the start of the new season campaign.