Leicester City and England playmaker James Maddison was sent off this afternoon after a shocking dive, the midfielder was shown two yellow cards in just three minutes.
Maddison was shown a second yellow card for simulation only three minutes after being shown a yellow for a bad foul. The attacking midfielder’s actions have left Leicester with little chance of coming away from Brighton with any points.
The video of the incident will certainly not be doing Maddison any favours it’s clear to see that the midfielder’s attempt to win a penalty was theatrical at best.
The England under-21s star went down after little to no contact from Brighton’s Shane Duffy.
Check out a video of the incident below:
— James Crook (@JamesRC33) November 24, 2018
— ONSIDEVIEW.COM (@theonsideview) November 24, 2018
The 22-year-old was called into England’s senior squad for the first time last month and his actions this afternoon could well hinder his chances of receiving a call from Gareth Southgate in the near future.
Check out some reaction to the incident:
ahahahahahahaha pathetic. should ban him for 3 games instead of 1.
— cult (@_____cult_____) November 24, 2018
— Dip (@Dip12722102) November 24, 2018
Hea good player but it’s about time he’s been caught for his diving
— LukeRichards (@Luke_Richrds) November 24, 2018
Why is he diving smh
— Alex ??????? (@ALW_18) November 24, 2018
Absolutely ridiculous..should be ashamed
— Ansteypete (@ansteypete) November 24, 2018
Absolute idiot, let himself and his teammates down there. Ridiculous
— Josh (@joshwithers4) November 24, 2018
Blatant and stupid
— Stephen Smith (@Steve2307) November 24, 2018
And it was a dive. Shame on you @Madders10. Let your team down there mate
— Luke Crowson (@LukeCrowson) November 24, 2018
It also seems as though this isn’t the first time Maddison has dived according to these fans:
Maddison diving? Never.
— Dan Summers (@Dan_Summers23) November 24, 2018
Diving from @Madders10 !? Surely not…
— Nick Scuffins ??? (@scuff79) November 24, 2018
When the Premier League action draws to a close, be sure to tune into tonight’s mammoth La Liga clash between Atletico Madrid and Barcelona. Tune into to see which side will draw first blood in the La Liga title race.