Jermaine Jenas criticises West Ham United's Andre Ayew

Andre Ayew of Swansea City and Jordan Ayew of Aston Villa shake hands after the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Swansea City at Villa Park on October 24, 2015 in...

West Ham United's Andre Ayew received negative press today.

West Ham United's French-born Ghanaian midfielder Andre Ayew (R) celebrates scoring the team's secondf goal during the English Premier League football match between Crystal Palace and West...

Jermaine Jenas has questioned on BBC Sport whether West Ham United striker Andre Ayew should get a retrospective ban for diving following his perceived theatrics in Friday's 1-1 draw with Leicester City.

The Ghanaian attacker appeared to simulate contact against Harry Maguire in an effort to win a penalty from referee Martin Atkinson, who rubbished the West Ham's angry appeals afterwards.

Everton's Oumar Niasse received a two-match ban this week after he "exaggerated the effect of a normal contact to deceive the referee" by winning a penalty in last week's 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace.

Andre Ayew of West Ham in action during the Carabao Cup Fourth Round match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2017 in London, England.

In doing so, Niasse became the first player to be punished under the new rule, and Jenas claims that he would be surprised if the West Ham man didn't also receive a punishment for his attempt.

"I would surprised if Ayew doesn't get done for diving there. It is a shocking dive and fair play to Martin Atkinson for spotting it, but he should have booked him," he told BBC Sport.

Andre Ayew of West Ham United (20) celebrates as he scores their second goal during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town at London Stadium on September 11,...

According to the rules, the Irons hitman, a £20.5 million signing 18 months ago, cannot face retrospective action after he failed to win the penalty, unlike Niasse who succeeded.

David Moyes's side came from a goal down to draw 1-1 with the Foxes last night, with the so-called dive coming late in the second half.

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