GRAHAM POLL'S OFFICIAL LINE: Diving David Ngog should hang his head in shame

10 November 2009 11:48

What an absolute disgrace David Ngog was in committing one of the most blatant dives I have ever seen.

Referee Peter Walton should have a serious look at himself as he really MUST detect such obvious simulation and punish it.

Come on, dive in: Ngog draws Carsley into the challenge.

and the Liverpool striker times his tumble to perfection.

Watching the game on television I immediately called it as a dive - not being clever, just that it was so obvious.

If UEFA's experiment to introduce six referees proves successful then the additional assistant referee would have been perfectly placed to yell into his microphone and tell Walton, 'It's a dive!'

.the arms go up to add a bit of drama.

before the big finish of sprawling flat out

Mind you, Walton should be experienced enough to detect it without external help. Ngog should be ashamed of himself.

The question is - when will football introduce retrospective action to punish such actions? 

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Source: Daily_Mail