Tony Pulis calls for Branislav Ivanovic to be banned for diving against Stoke City

Pulis wants Ivanovic banned
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Stoke City boss Tony Pulis wants to see players punished retrospectively for simulation after being angered by Branislav Ivanovic last weekend.

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has called for the Football Association to introduce a three-match ban for simulation.

Pulis slammed Branislav Ivanovic and Oscar for diving in Stoke's match against Chelsea last weekend and said he believes that players should be punished retrospectively.

Oscar was booked for diving but Ivanovic escaped without a yellow card, much to the annoyance of Pulis.

He told BBC Sport: "The FA should pull people up for diving and give them a three-game ban straight away.

"Ivanovic would be looking at three games, Chelsea wouldn't be too happy with him and I don't think he would be diving around any more.

"We just don't think it's right and we encourage the players to be as honest as they can."

Chelsea won the game against Stoke by a single goal scored by Ashley Cole five minutes from time.

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