North Queensland’s Fowler keen to stamp out diving

North Queensland Fury striker Robbie Fowler is all for Football Federation Australia’s new ruling on diving.

North Queensland Fury striker Robbie Fowler is all for Football Federation Australia’s new ruling on diving.

FFA have introduced a video footage system that can see players miss games if they are found guilty of simulation, which is a rule that Fowler definitely agrees with.

“I’ve never done it (diving); it’s not my game,” Fowler said.

“It’s a form of cheating and I want to play the game in the right way.

“You know the people diving are everywhere and it’s not helped the game at all.”

FFA chief Ben Buckley said the rule was a bit different as the only other competition to us it is the Scottish Premier League, but said it was the stance the A-League wanted to take.

“It’s a bit out of the box (the new ruling),” Buckley said.

“Yes we’re pro-active but we’re very keen to make sure Australia sets the standards worldwide.

“It’s not the spirit of the game and we don’t want that to become a prevalent part of the A-League.”