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VIDEO: Is this one of the worst dives ever filmed?

Celtic Valencia Video Pasqual N

CELTIC were knocked out of the UEFA Youth League on Wednesday night and their cause wasn’t helped by an outrageous act of simulation.

Eventually losing on penalties after drawing 1-1 with Spanish side Valencia, a late attack from the Celtic Under-19s was prevented by a blatant dive from opponent David Pasqual.

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With Celtic striker Jack Aitchison hunting him down, the young Valencia defender took a comical fall to the turf, claiming to have been fouled despite no contact tacking place.

Worse still, referee Craig Pawson was completely fooled into believing a foul had been committed, and duly awarded the Pasqual a free-kick.

Watch the video below and let us know where this ranks in the worst dives you’ve ever seen.


Jamie Casey

Jamie Casey is Sports Editor of The Irish Post. Follow him on Twitter @jamiecasey37

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4 comments on “VIDEO: Is this one of the worst dives ever filmed?”

  1. Jerry O Leary

    What type of player will he turn out to be ?? An absolute disgrace !!

  2. John Murphy

    This player should be given a season long ban. UEFA should nip this in the bud with young players (and the experienced cheats that ruin the game). If I knew how to start a petition to UEFA I would do.

  3. Martin

    he tore his ACL, he didn't dive. He's undergoing surgery so go easy lads

  4. david hughes

    Football? SPORTsmen? bloody actors the lot of them.


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