Pearce wants dive support

10 December 2006 02:49
Manchester City manager Stuart Pearce has urged other Premiership bosses to follow the example he has set over diving striker Bernardo Corradi. The Italian hitman was sent off in Saturday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford after picking up a second yellow card for a blatant dive in the penalty area. After the match Pearce refused to defend the actions of his player and has promised there won't be a repeat of Corradi's diving in the future. "Why should I condone what happened?" said the City chief. "Bernardo went down too cheaply and I will be talking to him about it this week. "But let it not just be me who stands up and gives an honest assessment of what I have seen and be critical about something one of my team has done. It would be nice if some of the other managers did the same. "Probably 19 other Premiership managers would give you some story about what happened. I am not prepared to do that. "We all want a bit of honesty, so we should all come out and say something if one of our players goes down. Let's all do something about it."

Source: ESA