I’ve been on about and banging the drum about people who fall over. It’s an embarrassment. The FA should be looking at this.
Tony Pulis, October 7 2012
(after Stoke played Liverpool)
Diving is terrible. Just ask Tony Pulis who had some strong words for Luis Suarez after Stoke visited Anfield earlier this season. You’d wonder how the Potters’ boss will react to Cameron Jerome’s little slice of theatre this afternoon against Norwich. It was a game of poor tackles, lots of scuffles and general ill-feeling, but Jerome’s dramatic attempts to win a free kick in the second half might just take the biscuit in the unsporting behaviour stakes.
The funny thing is, there might actually have been a teeny tiny bit of contact, but Jerome’s flamboyant throwing himself to the ground is less convincing than Louis Walsh’s clumsy flirting with Nicole Scherzinger.