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Premier League: Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis takes stand on diving by fining two players after draw with Swansea



Crystal Palace will fine Jerome Thomas and Marouane Chamakh for diving during the 1-1 draw with Swansea on Sunday, according to manager Tony Pulis.

In his post match interview with the BBC, Pulis was adamant that diving should be stamped out of the game and he will be issuing fines for the players as a result of their attempts to deceive the referee.

Neither Thomas or Chamakh succeeded in their attempts, with Thomas being booked in stoppage for his effort, and later apologising to the referee after the match.

Pulis said: "It's something that I'm very strong on and the the two of them will both be fined. I've been in to see Mike and JT waited for him to apologise at full-time."

"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."

Having been dominated in the first half by Swansea, ironically Palace's leveller came from Glenn Murray after the substitute striker was tripped by Chico Flores on the edge of the box. It appeared that the defender had made initial contact outside the box but made contact again in the box and Murray went down. Flores was subsequently sent off and Swansea played the final 10 minutes with ten men. 

The game ended 1-1 and Palace are currently on 27 points from 27 games, 3 points above Sunderland who occupy the final relegation spot, however they have a game in hand.

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