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Mo Salah picks up his first booking of the season with criminal dive against Chelsea

No-one wants to see this, especially not from you Mo

No-one wants to see this in the game.

Especially not from everyone’s favourite player and all-round good bloke Mo Salah.

But I’m afraid it’s true people, Salah has just been booked for one of the worst dives we’ve seen this season.


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And as if you didn’t need proof that he is rapidly challenging Juan Mata as the nicest guy in football, it was the Egyptian’s first league booking of the season.

Like we saw in Rome, Salah had struggled to implement his will on the game in the first, allowing Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane to have Liverpool’s best chances – that’s just the kind of guy he is.

The Reds were dominating Chelsea in most areas of the game and it looked like they were building towards confirming their Champions League place until Olivier Giroud cushioned a lovely header past Loris Karius.


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No complaints

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No complaints

A few minutes later, as Liverpool toiled away for an equaliser, Salah tried to take matters into his own hands.

Unfortunately he ended up coming away with a yellow card for a pretty embarrassing dive.

Salah was dribbling through the D and Gary Cahill looked as if he was going to come in with a challenge.

The defender pulled out at the last minute and Salah sent himself flying to the floor in theatrical fashion.

There’s no contact there Mo

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There’s no contact there Mo

Thankfully the referee had seen what had happened and immediately booked Salah for his gamesmanship.

But we, and many others, feel personally betrayed at seeing Salah engage in such tactics.

It was pretty clear from everyone’s reaction on Twitter how fans feel about this.

That last one is my favourite.