Jamie Vardy was on the scoresheet for England in their 2-1 win over Turkey at the Etihad on Sunday, but he also came in from criticism from fans too.
The Leicester City striker scored the winning goal for Roy Hodgson’s men as they continue their preparations for Euro 2016, and there were positive signs from him and Harry Kane up front.
However, the pacy forward caused controversy in the second half when he won a penalty for his side, with Kane going on to miss from the spot after sending his effort off the post and behind.
Nevertheless, that didn’t distract many from Vardy’s tumble, with many comparing it to the dive that saw him sent off against West Ham United earlier in the Premier League season.
Others defended the 29-year-old and argued that he was merely being clever by initiating contact, although the majority took exception to his play.
Pathetic dive from Vardy, embarrassing
— Nick Guildford (@NickGuildfordWH) May 22, 2016
Vardy is brilliant at winning those penalties, sprint free, slow down, lean in and dive
— StatsAndSwearwords (@SimonBrundish) May 22, 2016
Vardy with his trademark dive
— Tom (@Tomthegunner) May 22, 2016
Swear Vardy got a second yellow against West Ham for the exact same incident. Was a dive then, now a foul …
— Matthew Stephenson (@matty_rhcp) May 22, 2016
Hilarious bias in English commentary, they never let us down! Vardy dive was a ‘definite pen’ but the Turkish cf was ‘looking for it’!
— Ioan Teifi (@IoanTeifi) May 22, 2016
>Great dive by Vardy 9/10
— Rodney Marsh (@RodneyMarsh10) May 22, 2016