A clip has emerged of Eric Dier throwing himself to the ground after receiving a gentle touch in the back from Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson.
It was not the only occasion in which a Tottenham player attempted to deceive the officials, with Harry Kane collapsing late in the second-half clutching his head following a tussle with Gini Wijnaldum for a lofted ball.
READ MORE: Harry Kane branded a ‘cheat’ by Liverpool fans for pathetic dive in the box
As the video clearly shows, the arm the England international received in his back hardly carried enough force to send him tumbling to the turf as if shot.
Fortunately, referee Anthony Taylor chose not to penalise Henderson, though it would have been nice to see the No.15 booked for his simulation, in order to discourage future misbehaviour.
— 🔴 Swifty 🇺🇦 (@andrew_m_swift) December 17, 2020
you guys didnt mind when gerrard dived in CL final to win the penalty though hey
They were diving at every opportunity. I wonder why Kane, Son, Diet et Al escape any censure yet other players get branded as divers when they are nothing of the sort?
Liverpool were one of the founding fathers of diving in english football. Gerrard, Keegan, Rush, Baros, need I say more??
Sarah’s blatant push in Fulham was even worse that led to the goal. No foul, at least it’s consistent. Dier has to be stronger than this when defending. If it was Salah, the pundits will call this a dive.
Nah that title belongs to Klinsmann….
Let it go you numpty