Paris Saint Germain striker Fabrice Fiorese has been banned for two matches by the French football league disciplinary commission after he was found guilty of play acting against Bordeaux.

Fiorese has thereby become the first ever player in France to be banned for the offence. The striker feigned a head to get Marco Caneira sent-off, seconds after PSG had missed a penalty. The charge was brought after the disciplinary committee studied video evidence of the incident.

PSG have decided to appeal the ruling.

An indignant PSG president, Laurent Perpere, said: “It’s an ethical problem. The disciplinary commission is incompetent. This type of thing deserves a yellow card but not a suspension. A Pandora’s box is being opened.”