Jordan dives in

Last updated : 30 March 2006 By Nik Taylor

Palace chairman Simon Jordan has come out in support of the suggested use of video technology in dealing with diving players.

His comments come after FA chairman Brian Barwick revealed today that talks with Fifa have begun over the possibly of using video evidence after matches to punish players who dive.

Jordan thinks this will improve the game – and that it will help referees spot the difference between dives and genuine fouls.

"A player last year dived a couple of times and we fined him because we don't think it's right," Jordan told Sky Sports News.

"If technology is involved referees that are capable are given more help. We have a particular problem and it's not sour grapes. We have player in [Andrew] Johnson who unfortunately has been given a label of a diver.

"He doesn't need to dive because he's a flying machine, he goes past players and he doesn't need to dive.

"The problem now is that we have had one penalty all season. He gets cleaned out by keepers and we don't get penalties!"