Wayne Rooney has been giving his take on the Eduardo incident and the penalty at Old Trafford:
“I have never intentionally dived. There have been times when I have tried to stay on my feet and tried to get the shot off rather than going down. I don’t think it is fair for players to dive and cheat the other team.”
This video tells a different story, maybe UEFA would like to take retrospective action on some of this evidence?
Yet the media still like to portray English players as hard-working and honest, while the ‘foreign’ clubs like Arsenal bring in these horrible cheating tactics from Europe.
Take John Terry today quoted as saying:
“I can speak about the England lads and I think it is something we don’t do, I think we’re too honest, sometimes even in the Premier League you see the English lads get a bit of contact and stay on their feet and try and score from the chance they have been given.”
Somehow I don’t think that is quite true.