Mohamed Salah and Harry Kane have been accused of dishonest and ‘manipulating referees’ to win penalties, after their antics helped their groups to victory within the Premier League.
Each Liverpool ahead Salah and Tottenham striker Kane received and scored spot kicks in controversial circumstances over the weekend, with each additionally going through accusations of diving and conning officers by going to floor too simply.
The Reds beat West Ham 2-1 on Saturday because of Salah’s penalty, which he scored after going to floor screaming regardless of minimal contact from Hammers defender Arthur Masuaku.
In the meantime, Kane additionally fired in from the spot in Spurs’ 2-1 win over Brighton, however he’s since been accused of ‘trying’ for the penalty by backing into Seagulls star Adam Lallana and falling to the ground.
Writing in his column for The Instances, talkSPORT host and Liverpool supporter Tony Cascarino stated he ‘hated to see Mohamed Salah dive’ to win his penalty, and branded the Egyptian’s antics as ‘an insult to Nobby Stiles and the sport he liked’, the day after the 1966 England legend’s demise.
Cascarino reiterated his claims on Monday’s talkSPORT Breakfast, and was then adopted by former Liverpool star Danny Murphy who was additionally unimpressed by the gamers – branding each Salah and Kane ‘cheats’.
“I’ve an actual drawback that officers don’t see forwards instigating fouls. I don’t get how referees can not see how forwards instigate the contact – it’s a giant drawback,” stated Cascarino, who admitted he’ll cease watching soccer quickly if it continues.
“Mo Salah did it, it was minimal contact and he went down. I’m a Liverpool fan however I’m pondering, how can that be a penalty?!
”The way in which penalties are going, in 2030 if soccer goes to proceed on this vein, I’m not going to be watching it, I’m actually not.
“That’s how I really feel, and I believe there are followers who really feel the identical means.
“We’ve misplaced some nice footballers this yr who performed in numerous eras, and I don’t need to sound like a dinosaur – I don’t need to be Cascasaurus – but when we preserve taking place this street of gamers in search of contract and penalties are nonetheless being given, the sport is in bother!”
Callum Wilson was additionally accused of the identical gamesmanship as he too received and scored a penalty in Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday.
And Murphy despatched a message to officers to wise-up to those antics and cease meting out such smooth spot kicks.
“Callum Wilson, Harry Kane, Mohamed Salah, all of them did it, and it’s one thing so many forwards do now which is utilizing the inefficient refereeing and the foundations to get penalties,” the previous Reds star informed talkSPORT host Jim White.
“I don’t need to see it. They’re all doing it, they’re all dishonest, they’re all manipulating the referee – you need to use what work you need.
“And it’s not going to cease, since you don’t get penalties should you don’t go down! Really, the one means you’re going to cease it’s if defenders cease doing silly tackles. You possibly can’t go in for a sort out within the field, you’ve simply bought to face your floor.
“However why cant referees have the intelligence and customary sense to see by it? They’ll see they’ve over-exaggerated, they’ve overdone it, they’ve dived and after the occasion, delayed, they’ve thrown themselves to the bottom – don’t give the penalties!”
And talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan agreed, and claimed the one approach to cease gamers from getting away with it’s for the powers that be to make a stand.
“Salah’s response was embarrassing, his amplification of it was pathetic,” blasted the previous Crystal Palace proprietor. “Kane was as dangerous, however for various causes.
“I do assume it’s dishonest and I believe referees ought to have the flexibility to see by it and do one thing about it, however they don’t.
“If the FA stated, ‘we wish no extra of those theatrics’, these gamers taking place like they’ve been shot in gradual movement, ‘this has bought to cease’ and the sport began to call and disgrace and say ‘that is what we don’t need’, that embarrassment issue may go a way in direction of making a tradition of non-public accountability in gamers.
“As a result of if I have been a participant and I noticed myself doing that, I’d assume, ‘sure, I received an consequence’, however I’d know in my coronary heart of hearts that it was laughable.”