Justin Mapp fined for Simulation by the MLS Disciplinary Committee

Justin Mapp was deemed ,by the MLS Disciplinary Committee, to have dived during the 1-0 loss to the Houston Dynamo.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee has just released its weekly Discipline newsletter like it does on every Friday. The Montreal Impact is mentionned in the press released, specifically Justin Mapp. The Mississipi mud cat was deemed a '' diver '' on the video embedded above.

After the MLS' mea culpa over recent bad refereeing decisions, it is important to note that the MLS Disciplinary Committee is independent. But it still stings.

The full statement can be read below

MLS Disciplinary Committee Decisions: Week 32


NEW YORK (October 11, 2013) - The MLS Disciplinary Committee has issued a one-game suspension and fine to Real Salt Lake defender Abdoulie Mansally for the serious foul play in the 15th minute of the game on October 5 (VIDEO). Mansally received a red card on the play, but the Committee determined that his actions endangered the safety of his opponent, FC Dallas midfielder Jackson.

Through the MLS Players Union, Mansally submitted an appeal and the Committee's decision was upheld. Therefore, Mansally is suspended for a total of two games - one for having received a red card in the game and one imposed by the Committee. He will sit out the next two games he is eligible to appear, currently scheduled for October 19 versus the Portland Timbers and October 23 against Chivas USA.

Also, the Committee has fined Montreal Impact midfielder Justin Mapp for simulation in the 40th minute of the game against the Houston Dynamo on October 4 (VIDEO). The Committee unanimously determined that Mapp's action was an obvious act of simulation in order to deceive the referee.

The Committee has also issued a fine to Colorado Rapids midfielder Hendry Thomas for embellishment in order to deceive the referee during stoppage time of the first half of the October 5 game against Seattle Sounder FC (VIDEO).


www.MLSsoccer.com

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