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Robben dive Reaction: Best from Twitter and Vine on Dutchman’s fall

| 30.06.2014

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.

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:

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:

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James Curtis

After studying for a degree in journalism and gaining his NCTJ, James contributed to a wide range of papers, online publications and broadcasters including the South London Press, Press Association and Sky Sports News before joining the Ladbrokes News team.