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5 famous cheats in modern football

  • In a game of small margins and high stakes, players are willing to do anything to win. Here are 5 famous cheats in modern day football...
Sujith M
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 13:57 IST

#4 Gareth Bale

Yes, you, Gareth.
Yes, you, Gareth

The former Tottenham man and the current Real Madrid player, Gareth Bale has a habit of going down very easily and is quickly moving up the ladder of world football's worst drivers. However, he still continues to try his luck and the patience of officials. 

Gareth Bale has been booked in many Premier League games for simulation. He is the all-time most booked player for diving in Premier League with 7 yellow cards in his Tottenham career.

He continued his antics in La Liga as well and received cautions from referees. He is one of the fastest players in the world football right now and that plays to his advantage for simulating an incident.

Throughout his career, Gareth Bale was exposed many a times diving, but nothing was evident than this. During 2013/14 season, Bale was brutally exposed (see video) when he attempted a dive against Sevilla in a La Liga game to win a penalty for Real Madrid.

Gareth Bale once argued that, what others assume to be simulation/diving/over-exaggerating/cheating, is, in fact, a defence mechanism to avoid being hurt when opponents try to stop him running with the ball. He can convince a few but not many.

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