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Sahr Kabba first to fall foul of feigning injury law

By Staff Reporter

Welling striker Sahr Kabba has become the first player to be charged under a new law intended to stamp out feigning injury.

Tranmere's Ritchie Sutton was shown a red card for appearing to strike Kabba during the 1-1 draw in their National League match on Saturday, September 5.

However, Tranmere manager Gary Brabin was adamant that Sutton had made no contact with Kabba and launched a successful appeal which has in turn led to an FA charge for the Welling player.

Under the rule introduced this season, a player who feigns injury and gets an opponent sent off could face a suspension.

Kabba faces a three-game ban if found guilty of the charge while Sutton is free to play for Tranmere against Chester this weekend.

The club submitted video and written evidence to the FA to prove the decision had been incorrect.

The FA introduced the new policy before the start of the season to "address on-field behaviour in English football".

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