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Aberdeen's Pawlett accepts two-match ban for simulation

Aberdeen winger Peter Pawlett has accepted a two-match suspension for diving.

The 22-year old was charged by the Scottish Football Association for simulating in order to win a penalty in the 1-1 draw with Dundee on Sunday.

The SFA offered Pawlett, who has previously been suspended for diving, a two-match ban which he has since accepted.

"The action the club has taken does in no way mean we are not backing our player," read a Dons statement.

"While there was undoubtedly contact in the incident, we feel we would rather draw a line under the situation.

"The trial by television and subsequent coverage in sections of the media had almost sealed Peter's fate and as a result it was felt an appeal would have been fruitless."

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