Stoke City manager Tony Pulis has reacted angrily to Chelsea’s foreign players after he accuses them of diving in Stoke’s narrow defeat at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
A late Ashley Cole winner left Pulis gutted in his post match press conference but he felt it was necessary to mention Chelsea’s theatrical players who made the game a nightmare to referee.
“This is England. We’re playing in England; we’re not playing in Europe,” Pulis told the Daily Mail.
“And we can’t watch people just fall over and not talk about it. That’s the disappointing thing.
“We should highlight it and keep highlighting it and keep highlighting it.
“There are certain players in the Premier League who have got a reputation and referees know that if you touch them then they’ll fall down or go down as quickly as they can.
“The people that do it, just keep highlighting it, keep showing it, because it’s a part of the game that I don’t think we should stomach and we don’t talk about enough.
“I think there were four occasions today. The referee did smashing. But that’s the other point. They put enormous pressure on by falling over.
“It’s difficult enough today to referee anyway.
“And for players to be doing that, I don’t think it’s fair on the referees.”