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Chelsea boss Mourinho: Diving panel would be disaster

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says a 'diving panel' would be a "disaster" for English football.

The west Londoners have found themselves at the heart of the simulation debate this week after several high-profile incidents during last weekend's 2-0 win against Hull.

"The independent panels don't do their job well in any case," the Portuguese said.

"When you go to an independent panel to analyse and suspend players by video evidence, it is a disaster. It is a disaster.

"I remember last season, and I don't want to say the names of clubs or players, you had players and clubs punished by panels and you had clubs and players protected by panels.

"I saw somebody kick a player on the floor, hit him in the back - no suspension. I saw others with minor things being suspended.

"Players are punished for silly comments on Facebook, Instagram and this kind of thing, and players are not punished for other things.

"You speak one week about one dive that, for me, was not even a dive - you don't speak about Filipe Luis who could be in this moment in the hospital having big surgery on his knee or in his leg.

"Independent panels are the same ones that last season analysed my situation against Aston Villa and I was punished and suspended because I tried to help, so for me panels only favour the ones who always have the favours."

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