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Arjen Robben’s 2 Ridiculous Dives For Bayern Munich vs Arsenal

Bayern Munich forward Arjen Robben scored zero goals but made two dives against Arsenal in today’s UEFA Champions League match, with one of the dives resulting in a penalty for the Bundesliga club that was saved by Lukasz Fabianski.

Why a footballer of his calibre would resort to such blatant diving is beyond me, especially considering that Bayern Munich would have advanced through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League tonight even without his histrionics.

Here are the two blatant dives by Robben:

Is it time for referees to clamp down on this sort of behavior and yellow card players? What do you think? Share your opinion in the comments section below.

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Frill Artist

    March 12, 2014 at 4:11 am

    Absolutely disgusting.

  2. Kevin

    March 12, 2014 at 1:26 am

    The only way to stop this disgraceful behavior and the antics are to administer consequences. It is getting ridiculous and is now affecting games and outcomes. Punish the behavior to correct it.

  3. De Selby

    March 11, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    I thought the first one was a dive. At least on the second one there was enough contact to have possibly caused him to go down.

    On the first one if the ref doesn’t give a penalty then Robben has to get a card.

    • Rob

      March 12, 2014 at 3:45 am

      I hate the word, contact when referring to penalties.
      Football is a contact sport;it’s allowed, otherwise 99% of the time there would be fouls.
      Podolski got a yellow for kicking the ball away, which has no relevance to any play on the field, Robben dives at least twice, and nothing happens, so why are we even surprised that he continues to do it every game?
      FIFA, UEFA, FA, need to get rid of this stupid non retroactive enforcement and grow some balls.

  4. Daniel

    March 11, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Absolutely. Definitely yellow card him. Heck, red card a player if it’s a blatant, disgraceful dive in the box in which the player seeks to win a penalty / have a defender sent off. Stamp out this acting.

    And I realize that sometimes there’s a bit of contact in which the player seeks to make the most of. But all you need is a couple refs to red card a “dive” — hehe, whether it’s the correct call or not — and you might not see much flopping after that.

    Much appreciation for Tony Pulis, who recently said he’d fine two of his players for diving.

  5. FreddyFreak

    March 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Absolutely he should have been booked. It was surprising that he and Dante played the whole match.

    The frustrating thing is that he didn’t have to play like that for this match. Must have really feared Arsenal at some level to resort to this.

  6. EDub

    March 11, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Arjen Robben is utterly predictable … predictably good (cut in from the right, shoot with left foot. control-v, control-c) and predictably awful (fall over with pained expression when opponent comes within 1 meter).

    • Balboa77

      March 11, 2014 at 6:25 pm

      I was the one that gave you one of these thumbs down for refrencing a video game in your comment.

      • eddymc2

        March 11, 2014 at 8:59 pm

        Video game, really? Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V, also known as Copy-and-Paste…

      • Cody (#2)

        March 12, 2014 at 9:00 am

        you would be really bad at video games if you’re expecting to use control-v & control-c

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