Following Gareth Bale’s latest booking for diving against Inter Milan this week, Brendan Rodgers has taken the opportunity to defend Luis Suarez, who has been on the receiving end of criticism for his numerous dives this season.
“I know if that had been Luis, I would have been sat there answering questions for about half an hour,” he said. “I can only protect my player and judge him from what we see. I’ve said before it’s something that is quite clear. It’s funny and quite enjoyable when it happens to a British player but when it’ s a foreign player it’s different.”
Yeh, British players don’t get criticised for diving, do they? Just ask Ashley Young…
The Guardian: Has Ashley Young finally taken one dive too far?
The Daily Mail: Ashley Young is ‘biggest cheat in Premier League’
The Telegraph: QPR chief accuses Ashley Young of diving
The Mirror: Ashley Young diving film posters
The Daily Mail: Ashley Young was theatrical – Graham Poll
The Mirror: Ashley Young diving row
The Express: Manchester United’s Ashley Young in dive storm
The Daily Mail: Roberto Mancini accuses Ashley Young of diving
The Mirror: Villa will not fall for Young’s tricks
The Metro: Ashley Young ‘dive’ centre of attention
The Daily Mail: Sir Alex Ferguson talks to Ashley Young about ‘diving’
The Daily Star: Ashley Young in new dive row