Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes that players caught diving in order to gain an advantage should be handed an automatic three game suspension.
The topic has once again come up in recent weeks after Manchester United midfielder Ashley Young has twice been accused of diving in order to gain a penalty.
First the England man appeared to go down under minimal contact from Shaun Derry when United played Queens Park Rangers, and then on Sunday afternoon he once again was accused of diving when he earned a penalty against Aston Villa.
QPR chief executive Phil Beard took to Twitter to show his unhappiness at the decision as he compared Young to Olympic diver Tom Daley.
"Difficult to take after watching numerous replays but Ashley Young could partner Tom Daley at the Olympics #QPR," wrote Beard.
These incidents have been given even more exposure with the pressure mounting on sides at both ends of the table and Wenger believes there should be punishment for players caught cheating.
"Everybody wants to win games and when you have played football, you always try to be on the fringe if you want to win," Wenger told The Metro.
"For example, you touch the ball and it goes out you shout, “Throw in for us”, things like that. But if an obvious dive is punished by a three-match ban, the players would not do it any more."
Wenger did make it clear that it would also need to be for the more blatant cases, saying: "It has to be obvious. A guy who hits himself with the other leg, no."