Harry Kane dived as Jose Mourinho got his first win as the new Tottenham boss this afternoon, as Spurs beat West Ham United 2-3 at the London Stadium.
The England forward has a history of throwing himself to the ground easily, though many Reds supporters were quick to point out that had it been one of Sadio Mane or Mo Salah, the reaction from the media and the wider public might have been a little different.
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The clip below shows an example of Kane jumping up in the air to exaggerate the contact, courtesy of BT Sport’s footage.
Hilarious dive by Kane here. Basically gets hugged from behind and falls on his ass. Literally makes no sense but 🤷♂️😂 https://t.co/s4IAWL9lW1
— D-Gooner (@goonerderrick) November 23, 2019
This is how some Reds fans – and a few West Ham ones too – took to Twitter to make a similar point.
Harry Kane needs to stop getting so much protection from referees and the media. If salah or zaha was rolling around the way he did today they would’ve been slaughtered
— Tommy Bennett (@WhuTommy) November 23, 2019
If that fall from harry Kane was Salah, the streets would have been lit by now and a whole 1 hour reserved for his discussion!!!
— Hassan Harun13 (@hassannur06) November 23, 2019
Hopefully, the Reds get the job done at Crystal Palace without any controversy this afternoon. Otherwise, this topic is going to be dragged up once again.