Welling striker Sahr Kabba first to be charged with feigning injury

Welling United striker Sahr Kabba faces a three-match ban after becoming the first player to fall foul of the Football Association's new rule on feigning injury.

Kabba was charged with "allegedly exaggerating or feigning an injury which directly led to an opponent being dismissed" after Tranmere Rovers defender Ritchie Sutton saw red in the 1-1 National League draw on Saturday.

The FA unveiled a series of new initiatives last month, with this rule seeking "to address the few occasions when a player attempts to have an opponent dismissed for violent conduct by faking injury or exaggeration.

"If the dismissed player is successful in overturning his sending-off and it is clear that the opposing player had not, for example, been struck as implied/claimed or at all, then a disciplinary charge may follow."

Sutton won his appeal over the red card earlier this week and will not face a suspension.

Kabba has until 6 p.m. on Friday to respond to the charge.