“Diving is a disgrace,” blasts top pundit

Top football pundit Garth Crooks has launched a scathing attack on what he perceived as blatant diving in Saturday’s Premier League clash between Chelsea and Hull City at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea won the game 2-0 but were criticised for diving throughout the game, with Willian picking up a yellow card for simulation and Gary Cahill being lucky not to get sent off for doing the same.

“Twice, Chelsea players have dived in the first 60 minutes – first Willian and Gary Cahill. It’s disgraceful,” fumed BBC pundit Crooks.

“Managers can’t say what I’m about to say – it questions the integrity of the refereeing. Is he intimidated by Stramford Bridge? The referee is not being fair.

“Cahill is on a yellow card and dived. He should have got another booking for that. The only conclusion you can come to is because it’s Chelsea and now the injustice has got the Hull players’ blood boiling. They’re thinking they might as well take the law into their own hands.”

The win saw the Blues hold onto their place at the top of the Premier League with 39 points.

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