Salah ‘disrespects Nobby Stiles with dive against West Ham’


iverpool star Mohamed Salah has been accused of insulting England great Nobby Stiles in the days after his death by “diving” to win a penalty.

Salah won and scored a spot kick in Saturday’s narrow win over West Ham, appearing to go down easily under pressure from Hammers defender Arthur Masuaku.

Stiles had passed away the previous day after a long battle with dementia, and former player Tony Cascarino has claimed Salah disrespected the World Cup winner with an act of simulation.

“I am a Liverpool supporter but I hated to see Mohamed Salah dive to win the penalty against West Ham,” Cascarino wrote in The Times.

“In the week when we lost Nobby Stiles, to see a player do what Salah did makes me think that the game as it was played by the England team of 1966 will be gone completely within the next ten years.

“Imagine showing that generation an example of what they would have considered cheating being rewarded in that way.

“The culture started to change during my playing career and now when I watch kids football they are all as good at diving as they are at everything else.

“And when I say good at it, I mean they go down in a way that may deceive a referee into giving a free kick.”

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