Video debate: Diving in football
It potentially diminishes the reputation of football and is cheating. Now there are renewed calls for retrospective action on diving after Stoke's 1-0 defeat at Norwich City on Saturday.
The Canaries beat Stoke 1-0 after a free kick was awarded to Robert Snodgrass after he collapsed to the ground from a tackle by Andy Wilkinson. The free kick ultimately led to the header by Bradley Johnson at the end of the first half to secure the win.
To make matters worse for Stoke manager Tony Pulis the referee had booked Charlie Adam in the first half for diving when in fact footage reveals Norwich City left-back Javier Garrido pushes him in the back.
Diving has been a contentious issue in football for some time, but these series of refereeing decisions made by Andre Marriner has reignited the debate.
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has defended Snodgrass against any unsportmanlike conduct – while Bradley Johnson has also defended his team mate's part in scoring the winning goal by saying 'he's not a driver.'
Meanwhile, Pulis specifically wants former players to sit on panels and retrospectively judge whether a player has dived or not, rather than relying on referees' opinion.
Earlier this week Daniel Vipond went out on the streets of Norwich to hear your opinions on players who deliberately dive. Is too much of it happening in the game and how damaging is it when it is tantamount to cheating?