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By RYAN TOLMICH
The MLS Disciplinary Committee once again sent the message on Thursday that diving and embellishing are not things the league is planning on tolerating.
Montreal Impact defender Hassoun Camara and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Sebastian Fernandez were fined by the league Thursday for simulation and embellishment, respectively.
Camara’s fine stems from an incident during the Impact’s May 31 contest with the New England Revolution. A sprinting Camara went down in the vicinity of Revolution forward Teal Bunbury despite little contact. Although Bunbury received a yellow for the offense, the league saw the play as simulation and fined Camara an undisclosed amount.
Fernandez also felt the league’s wrath, as the Whitecaps midfielder was punished for embellishing an incident in Vancouver’s last game against the Portland Timbers. Fernandez was fined an undisclosed amount for falling to the ground after a confrontation with Timbers centerback Pa Modou Kah.
On the other end of the spectrum, Sporting Kansas City’s Igor Juliao was fined for hands to the face/head of D.C. United’s Davy Arnaud. Juliao was seen getting physical during a scuffle between the two sides at the end of their game on May 31.
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