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Pulis will fine Crystal Palace duo for diving, calls it “disease”

Swansea City v Crystal Palace - Premier League

SWANSEA, WALES - MARCH 02: Manager of Crystal Palace Tony Pulis looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Crystal Palace at Liberty Stadium on March 2, 2014 in Swansea, Wales. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

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Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has his Eagles out of the drop zone, and now he’d like to see them out of the flop zone.

Pulis said he apologized to referee Mike Dean after Jerome Thomas and forward Marouane Chamakh dove during the club’s 1-1 road draw at Swansea City.

“They’ll pay money for that. They will both be fined. It’s a disease. It’s one we’re almost rid of but if people do it, they’ve got to be reminded it’s not right.”

“It’s something I’m very strong on. I’ve been in to see Mike and (Thomas) waited for him to apologize at full-time.”


Thomas was booked for his dive, and Pulis said Chamakh dove earlier in the match without discipline. Palace earned their equalizer controversially after Glenn Murray was fouled by Chico Flores on the edge of the box, so it’s not as if Dean needed guidance to award a kick.

One thing’s for sure: under that baseball cap is a man worth admiring.

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