The Baggies striker, on loan from Newcastle, has been charged with "successful deception of a match official" following Tuesday's 2-2 draw.
West Bromwich Albion striker Dwight Gayle has been charged by the Football Association for "successful deception of a match official" following his side's 2-2 draw with Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night.
Gayle went down in the box, seemingly under a challenge from Alexander Milosevic, and referee Lee Mason awarded a spot kick to the hosts, although replays appeared to show there was little to no contact.
Forest, who were leading 2-1 at the time, were pegged back as Jay Rodriguez converted his spot kick, leading to a share of the spoils and a lot of criticism on social media, as can be seen on this WBA Twitter update.
Gayle has until 6pm on Thursday to respond to the charge.
After the news was confirmed by the West Brom website, which also posted the article on its Twitter account, there was a fair bit of reaction from Baggies and Forest fans alike:
Or because he cheated... pic.twitter.com/CcR4ok0U3z— Jake Searston (@jakesearston) February 13, 2019
You seem to forget grabban diving right....— kie stampe (@KieeStampe) February 13, 2019
No and nor Gibbs for his lunge on Yates— Ian H ⭐️⭐️ (@Forestfan001) February 13, 2019
Isn’t it obvious— Charlie (@CharlieTalksYT) February 13, 2019
That was a soft penalty but at least there was contact. Lolley should've took a tumble yesterday like Gayle, but at least he'd have had a reason to go down— Matt (@False_Alarm_) February 13, 2019
FA rules introduced in 2017 allow players to be retrospectively charged if they win a significant advantage by diving, and footballers found guilty face a two-game ban.