IRENE - United States coach
Bob Bradley called on Thursday for players who feigned injury to
be banned for a "good number of games", saying he would be
ashamed to be associated with such blatant cheating.
The chiselled and often scowling Bradley, who describes
himself as an "old school" manager, said he hated to see players
getting away with ruining another player's match.
"It's the easiest thing to clean up," he told reporters,
after his side topped their group to make it through to the
"When I see Kaka get sent off, I think that's too
bad for the game because he's a great player."
Brazil's Kaka, one of the highest profile players at the
World Cup, was sent off against the Ivory Coast for allegedly
elbowing Abdelkader Keita, although replays showed the Ivorian
was clearly exaggerating the impact.
"I'd be ashamed if I was the one doing it," the U.S. coach
"If it's as obvious as somebody getting pushed in the chest
and grabbing his face and lying on the ground, I would rescind
the other red card and suspend the player who did it for a good
number of games."
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