Everton fans have vented their anger on social media at the FA decision to uphold Oumar Niasse’s two game suspension for deceiving a match official.

The striker won a penalty in the 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday, when the referee deemed Scott Dann to have fouled the striker in the box.

The penalty was awarded in the sixth minute of the game, when Everton were losing 1-0 thanks to a James McArthur goal, Leighton Baines converted the penalty to make the scores level.

Dann publicly accused the Toffees striker as diving to win the penalty, and a three man panel put together by the FA agreed with the Crystal Palace defender.

The 27-year-old is the first Premier League player to be suspended, under the new FA laws introduced in May, which said diving could be retrospectively punished.

Niasse grabbed a goal in the game against Crystal Palace but David Unsworth will now be unable to select him for the next league games against West Ham and Southampton.

Everton have struggled for goals this season, following the departure of Romelu Lukaku, scoring only 12 goals in 12 league games.

The lack of goals has contributed to the Toffees’ poor league position of 16th, with them only three points clear of relegation.

Everton fans did not hold back when criticising the FA, here are some of the best reactions:


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