Former City Striker Charged With Deception Of Match Official

Last updated : 19 October 2017 By CNS Sport/AO

Former Coventry City striker Shaun Miller has become the first player to charged with 'successful deception of a match official'.

The laws of the game regarding simulation or basically trying to con the referee to give a penalty or send off a player were changed in May and Miller, now at Carlisle United was issued with a charge after an act of simulation in Carlisle's game against Wycombe Wanderers on Tuesday night.

The FA charge is as follows:  "Incidents which suggest a match official has been deceived by an act of simulation are referred to a panel consisting of one ex-match official, one ex-manager and one ex-player.

"Each panel member will be asked to review all available video footage independently of one another to determine whether they consider it was an offence of 'successful deception of a match official'.

"Only in circumstances where the panel are unanimous would the FA issue a charge."

Miller has until 6pm this evening to appeal and could face a two match ban.