During injury time in the first half of Barcelona’s Copa Del Rey fifth round clash against Levante, Sergio Busquets produced a piece of theatrics that are the exact opposite of Oscar worthy.
Barcelona defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets was branded “embarrassing” after his shocking dive against Levante this evening. I don’t think anyone has any idea at all about what was going through the Spaniard’s head at the time.
I know that defensive players are supposed to be closely linked with their man between the sticks, but Busquets took this to a new level by mimicking Jasper Cillessen’s fall to the floor after the Dutchman clashed with Levante defender Chema.
At a first glance it looked as though Cillessen tumbled to the floor after being elbowed in the chest by Levante’s Chema.
Check out a video of the incident which led to Busquets’ theatrics:
This angle suggests that Cillessen was in fact elbowed as a result of stamping on Chema’s ankle:
This is just shameful by Barca's Busquets and Cillessen.
Meanwhile, watch closely as Cillessen stamps on the Levante player. pic.twitter.com/Ybpy6cCxS9
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) January 10, 2019
Check out some fan reaction to Cillessen and Busquets’ behaviour:
Some awful acting by Cillessen and Busquets, it's embarrassing.
— Burim (@Burim_K) January 10, 2019
Looool Cillessen and Busquets peak playacting.?????
— Mihir (@_buggywhip) January 10, 2019
Busquets dropping a 2/10 lmaoo
— KroosControl (@KroosControl13) January 10, 2019
Highly embarrassing from Busquets and Cillessen.
— Robbie Dunne (@robbiejdunne) January 10, 2019
Busquets diving is so embarrassing
— 876 Fundamentals (@TheMorrisonView) January 10, 2019
Busquets is such and actor. Smh
— Nana Safo (@Ninja_Atl) January 10, 2019
Age certainly looked like it caught up with Busquets tonight and the Blaugrana will be extremely disappointed with the midfielder’s performance.