Arsenal professionally dispatched giant-killers Lincoln City in the FA Cup quarter-finals on Saturday night.
The Gunners deserve credit for their 5-0 win over the plucky minnows, but one player let himself down.
Substitute striker Lucas Perez shamelessly threw himself to the ground in an attempt to con the ref into giving a penalty late in the game.
— Pete Edwards (@MrPeteEdwards) March 11, 2017
Sadly, diving is part of the game now and, when a team are desperate for a goal, it is easy to understand why players try their luck.
But there can be no sympathy for a Premier League footballer diving when his side are already 5-0 up against a side 88 places below them in the English football pyramid.
Perez did not get the penalty he wanted. Neither did he get the yellow card his blatant cheating deserved.
Lucas Perez = cheat
— MrCrystalballer (@MrCrystalballer) March 11, 2017