It's hard to talk about diving without the terms "foreigners" and "creeping into our game" making their way into the conversation.
It's hard to talk about diving without the terms \"foreigners\" and \"creeping into our game\" making their way into the conversation.
Luis Suarez dived in last week's game against StokePhotograph: Getty
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You end up awash in cliches and stereotypes, whichever side of the debate you're on. And the partisanship is by no means limited to the likes of Tony Pulis ("This is England. This isn't Europe.") Those on the other side of the barricade, the foreign-o-philes who remind us endlessly of the very English Francis Lee taking tumbles way back in the 1960s, are also somewhat deluded when they point to the likes of Danny Welbeck, Ashley Young and Gareth Bale as evidence that there is no real difference when it comes to diving between this sceptred isle and the rest of the footballing world.
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