MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Crew's Gonzalez for embellishment

MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Crew's Gonzalez for embellishment

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MLS Disciplinary Committee fines Crew's Gonzalez for embellishment

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By FRANCO PANIZO

Giancarlo Gonzalez’s embellishment late on Sunday has not gone unpunished.

The MLS Disciplinary Committee announced on Tuesday that it has fined Gonzalez an undisclosed amount for trying to dupe match officials into thinking he had been struck by Chris Wondolowski late in the 1-1 draw between the Columbus Crew and San Jose Earthquakes.

Gonzalez initially crashed into Wondolowski in an off-ball incident that went unnoticed and Wondolowski responded by getting in the Crew defender’s face, which then prompted Gonzalez to go down in a heap.

You can view the play in its entirety here:

http://player.ooyala.com/iframe.js#pbid=2d940881487848159b3b99a3ae8125b9&ec=xyNW00bTr1ZbWYHuv6Opzb4Zr8De1KbD

What do you think of Gonzalez being fined by the Disciplinary Committee? Think he should have been suspended, too? Do you consider this worse than diving?

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