Chief executive of Wolves Jez Moxey has called for the FA to be given the power to take action against cheats.
These comments from the man at Wolves come after Bakary Sako was wrongly sent off in a clash against Watford forward Fernando Forestieri.
The incident unfolded late on in the match at the Molineux in the 2-2 draw against Watford. Forestieri bundled down Wolves winger Sako, and frustrated about this, Sako spoke to Forestieri until the Watford forward went to floor clutching his face. The only contact with the pair was arm to arm, way below the face.
The red card was soon overturned by the FA after they studied video evidence, but Moxey feels the Argentinian striker’s actions deserved to lead to punishments.
“It must have been a very easy decision for the panel to make.
“I think the whole game needs to do more to acknowledge that the sort of behaviour that led to Bakary’s sending off is unacceptable.
“In fact, such behaviour should, in my mind, be punishable by a retrospective punishment, if, as in this case, it was designed to get a fellow professional sent off.
“Luckily it didn’t affect the outcome of the match.
“Nevertheless, there is no place in the game for any kind of cheating in football.
“I will be raising this issue with the football authorities to see if we can create an environment which helps eradicate such dishonesty in the future.”