Tottenham fans have been going crazy over Nacho Monreal’s ‘dive’ against Manchester City in the cup final on Sunday while ignoring the fact that they have Divey McDiverson in their team.
Monreal’s ‘dive’ against City is being condemned by the footballing world, most notably by Spurs fans, who have quite a bit of experience when it comes to the subject.
Dele Alli has once again been accused of the very same crime after Spurs’ last-ditch win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. And, if anything, the 21-year-old’s dive over the Eagles’ goalkeeper was far worse than Monreal’s clumsy fall.
What’s more, Monreal never appealed for a penalty when he went down in the area. In fact, the 32-year-old waved his hand to indicate that it wasn’t a spot kick and carried on playing until he was subbed off in the 26th minute. Ironically, the left-back appeared to pick up an injury while ‘diving’, which Spurs fans are positively giddy about.
If a player admits he dived and/or doesn’t appeal for the penalty, surely that’s not cheating as cheating would mean he’s tried to trick – or tried to track – the officials?
Obviously, logic isn’t something that Spurs fans are used to dealing with, which means they’re all baying for Monreal’s blood, despite their team not being involved in the final at all.
Utterly disgraceful dive from Monreal. Needless to say if Dele did that, Twitter would be in meltdown… 😉 (It’s amazing how many of these you could do in one day. Monreal regular diver too). pic.twitter.com/JH32KuuInr
— Martin Buhagiar (@Martin_Buhagiar) February 25, 2018
If his name was Dele Monreal we’d be hearing about that dive for weeks. #ARSMCI
— Marc Benamram (@MarcBenamram) February 25, 2018
Monreal took a dive, but it's not Dele Alli so no one cares.
— Chris Nano (@ChrisNano10) February 25, 2018
— Maria Tottnuttygirl (@tottnuttygirl) February 25, 2018
@JimWhite Monreal and Wilshere dive yesterday in the final but Jim bashes Dele…..Talksport bias at its best
— Spurs Andro (@andreaspippias) February 26, 2018
Karma is a bitch. Monreal injured because of a cheating dive. Hope he misses the rest of the season
— Shaun (@da_judge) February 25, 2018
Dele Alli dives earlier and everyone talks about it, but Monreal does an even more blatant dive and no one talks about it 🤔
— Ash (@AshElward88) February 25, 2018
Doubt Arsenal fans saw that dive from Monreal. No don’t too busy moaning above Dele Ali.
— Matt Andrews (@KRE_Matt) February 25, 2018
No one’s gonna talk about that blatant dive from Nacho Monreal are they
— SH (@BeIgianCB) February 25, 2018
Shocking dive from monreal
— john quinlivan (@johnnyquinny) February 25, 2018
Monreal with a worse dive than any of Deles ever
— CobesME4 (@Cobes_ME4) February 25, 2018
Too right Monreal should get injured after that pathetic dive.
— Rob Littlejohn (@roblj23) February 25, 2018