Diving was a scorching subject from final weekend’s Premier League matches and Simon Jordan believes the time has come for a extra sturdy stamping out of it.
Harry Maguire and Mohamed Salah had been caught up in diving controversy though neither participant was given a penalty of their respective matches.
The Liverpool star went down within the field as he kicked the ball previous Leicester’s Ricardo Pereira however referee Anthony Taylor was unmoved.
Maguire thought he’d received a spot-kick throughout Manchester United’s conflict at West Brom after a tangle with Semi Ajayi, nonetheless, the choice by Craig Pawson was overturned following a VAR verify.
The Pink Devils captain claimed ‘choices are going in opposition to Man United’ whereas Baggies boss Sam Allardyce mentioned VAR ‘is making a mockery of soccer’.
However Jordan is in little question that the penalties shouldn’t have been given however insists sufficient isn’t being executed to sanction the ‘dishonest’ gamers.
The talkSPORT host referred to as on the PGMOL to ‘stamp out’ diving from the sport for good.
On why diving continues to be a problem, Jordan mentioned: “Gamers are cheats and referees are weak. And there’s an absence of consequence.
“You take a look at a few of these choices which might be being given or contemplated… this is likely to be barely idealistic on my half however the gamers ought to be ashamed of themselves. These are skilled footballers. You take a look at it and go ‘what the hell are you gamers about?’”
“Harry Maguire is a goliath of a person – minimal contact! In case you take a look at the contact itself, you’d assume somebody had hooked up him to a pulley and pulled him down. He was barely touched!
“It’s the entire sentiment of the way in which the sport has been allowed to go. Whether or not it’s gamers coming from overseas or a tradition of teaching or a win in any respect prices mentality, it must be eradicated.
“It comes all the way down to how the officers are ready to referee the video games. In case you don’t need this in our sport then it’s incumbent on the PGMOL to get the referees to stamp this out and the way in which you stamp one thing out is to consequent the gamers once they’re attempting to purchase, con or cheat a penalty for nearly no contact in anyway. What do they get? On the entire, nothing!
“Have a look at among the choices that Mohamed Salah will get at Liverpool. He’s an impressive footballer who scores fantastic targets however I believe among the choices that he buys are contemptible. A few of the gamers convey the sport into disrepute.”