Bayern Munich’s Arjen Robben claims he is still being punished by referees for his dive against Mexico in the World Cup…
Arjen Robben believes that referees are punishing him for his diving antics in the World Cup in Rio this summer, with his simulation against Mexico particularly memorable, reports Goal.
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The Dutch Winger already had quite a reputation, and with millions and millions around the globe watching the recent World Cup his theatrical behaviour was pushed further into the spotlight.
Robben was denied a penalty during Bayern Munich’s match against FC Koln on Saturday, and the Bundesliga star claims that it is his previous diving antics that are causing him to be denied spot kicks now.
“I made a mistake at the World Cup, I admitted it, but now it seems that referees are punishing me for it,” he told Sky.
“I deserved a penalty against Koln but, of course, the referee did not give one.”
The Former Chelsea star seems to be shocked that he is being judged for his past crimes, but it is hardly surprising that referee’s have finally taken note of his shady tactics and are beginning to question him when he goes to ground.
With Bayern going on to win the game 2-0 this particular penalty incident was of little consequence, you can understand that the Dutch international might be a little angrier if it was on a bigger stage however.
The German champions head to Russia on Tuesday to face CSKA Moscow in the Champions League, and if Robben is denied a penalty in a game of that size he may have a little more to say on the matter.