Some football fans have taken to social media to claim that Liverpool star Sadio Mane dived to get the crucial penalty that sealed a win for the Reds vs Leicester.
In the final minute of this afternoon’s exciting Premier League clash between Liverpool and Leicester, Jurgen Klopp’s side were awarded a penalty after Marc Albrighton brought down Sadio Mane from behind.
The Reds dramatically won all three points.
Some football fans have taken to social media to blast the decision to award Liverpool a penalty.
Take a look at the incident leading to the penalty below:
Disgusting dive. Huge Mane fan, but this is a "clear and obvious" error from the official. It then goes to VAR but isn't overturned. Flawed system and I suspect there will be many changes to it next season. pic.twitter.com/8YYyZVTpYC
— KURTWEETY (@KurtLaduma) October 5, 2019
@FA This is getting ridiculous now, that is a clear dive by Mane (after realising he has lost the ball and having a touch) he throws himself to the floor! Blatant cheating, what is the point of VAR? pic.twitter.com/Ck01YTOgKm
— Glyn (@geepers33) October 5, 2019
Lol, unbelievable dive. Well, I say unbelievable but it's very believable from Mané. They had VAR too. Everyone involved in this decision should be forced to retire from refereeing. pic.twitter.com/SS0lRZnlzv
— 7amkickoff (@7amkickoff) October 5, 2019
Check out some reaction from these sceptical fans to the incident below:
That was a blatant dive by Mane. Shocking how anyone would give that in the closing stages of a keenly contested game.
— SoleProvider ??? ?????? (@mideyshittu) October 5, 2019
That’s a shocking dive from mane how the hell do var not overturn that penalty decision #shocking
— Colm (@ColmKilmihil) October 5, 2019
— James (@jamessfc) October 5, 2019
Actually in fairness to Liverpool Iv just seen the mane dive for the penalty from a different and its not as bad as first thought.
It’s much worse.
— Dave (@D_BagmanMUFC) October 5, 2019
Can’t get over that Dive from Mane!!!! Referees need to be punished. They have technology now to help them, use the bloody screen on the side of the pitch!!!#VAR
— SteK (@AnotherPositive) October 5, 2019
Great dive from Mane in the last minute, had to take over the reaponsibilities after Salah had gone off ?????
— AJ (@AJG1103) October 5, 2019
The luck’s definitely with Liverpool right now, however after looking at several replays it doesn’t seem as though Mane dived for the Reds.
Albrighton’s challenge was quite clumsy and reckless, this may just be a way for rivals fans to hit out at the high-flying Reds.