Most people believe there’s no place for diving on a football pitch.
That doesn’t mean we want to see it in the dugout.
Bayer Leverkusen manager Heiko Herrlich thoroughly embarrassed himself on Wednesday night when he tried to get an opposition player booked, or possibly sent off.
Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Denis Zakaria chased down a loose ball in an attempt to get the game restarted with a throw-in as quickly as possible.
In doing so, the Switzerland international brushed past Herrlich.
The 46-year-old gaffer, who played for both Leverkusen and Gladbach in his younger years, then proceeded to throw himself to the floor in a manner of which Arjen Robben would have been proud.
Check it out…
Grow up, mate.
Not only is it deplorable for a manager to try get a player booked through simulation, but his acting is genuinely abysmal.
Annoyingly, justice was not served as Leverkusen beat Gladbach 1-0 in the DFB-Pokal third round.
Highly-rated Jamaican youngster Leon Bailey scored the winner though his manager’s actions overshadowed the victory.
It’ll be mascots diving next…