Morten Gamst Pedersen is surely the forward who doth protest too much.
The Blackburn player may look like he would be blown over by a lightest of breezes but the way he went down against Arsenal last weekend was disgraceful - and referees not awarding him genuine fouls is no excuse.
Pedersen said: 'If you see the pictures, you can see that my legs hiteach other and I fall. The heel hits the leg, and I fall face down.
'There were many thoughts that went through my head, then and there. I was frustrated and maybe waved a bit with my arms.'
Like the way he went down, the Norwegian's excuse is thoroughly unconvincing.