Robben dive Reaction: Best from Twitter and Vine on Dutchman’s fall
Arjen Robben has replaced Luis Suarez as the most hated/revered man at the World Cup following his diving antics against Mexico in the second round.
The Bayern Munich ace went to ground easily on a number of occasions and won the penalty that ultimately saw Holland through to the quarter-finals and cut to 9/2 to win the tournament outright.
Robben insists he did not dive for the penalty but has admitted taking a tumble earlier in the match – an admission that could yet land him in hot water with Fifa.
Here, Ladbrokes News looks at some of the best social media reactions to Robben’s theatrics:
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Firstly here’s the penalty foul/dive in all its glory.
Here’s what former journalist and Twitter rent-a-gob Piers Morgan had to say about the incident.
Arjen Robben has been the best player at #WorldCup2014 – unfortunately he’s also been the biggest cheat.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) June 30, 2014
This Vine clip is being likened to Robben’s dive and is on its way to gaining internet fame:
Ex pro and former Sky Sports man Rodney Marsh – himself no stranger to controversy – had some sage advice:
To: Arjen Robben- “When in doubt tell the truth. It will confound your enemies and astound your friends.”
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) June 30, 2014
This Vine hints at the force Robben would need to feel in order to facilitate such a fall in the box:
While this clip claims that the whole thing was predicted by Fifa 14:
And finally, while the rest of the world is clamouring to pour scorn on Robben, the Oranje winger has a friend in Mirror journo Ollie Holt, who says he was chopped, plain and simple:
Robben didn’t cheat. He was fouled. Simple decision for ref.
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) June 29, 2014
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