We've absolutely no idea who Robert Huth was getting at with his tweet about FA diving bans
Any player found guilty of diving in English football will face a ban from next season.
Under new rules, passed by the FA during its annual general meeting on Thursday, a panel will judge whether a player has dived by reviewing footage. Suspensions will be handed out to those players that are unanimously found guilty.
The news has been welcomed by many, including Leicester defender Robert Huth. Tweeting a screen shot of a BBC Sport story about the new rule, the 32-year-old said: 'Great news, add pretending to be injured and crying when you lose and we are really getting somewhere!'
Great News, add pretending to be injured and crying when you lose and we are really getting somewhere! pic.twitter.com/z5aN7jTQDU
— robert huth (@robert_huth) May 18, 2017
As our headline makes perfectly clear, we here at JOE have no idea who (if anyone at all) Huth is getting at with this tweet. However, plenty of those that saw and retweeted it seemed to be under the impression this was a dig at Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez.
Only a few weeks ago, Huth's own goal gave Arsenal a 1-0 win over Leicester at the Emirates. In the dying minutes of the game, Sanchez dropped to the ground after being struck by a Christian Fuchs throw in, and appeared to be in agony in the seconds after being struck by the ball.
The Chilean was widely mocked for his reaction, with Huth himself appearing to make fun of it at the time.
Judging by the replies to his latest tweets, some Arsenal fans seemed to think this latest tweet was another swipe at the former Barcelona man.
Did Sanchez make you score that own goal as well?
— A2J (@ajouhal97) May 18, 2017
loool mans still pissed at Sanchez, raised Huth's blood pressure it really is Alexis Sanchez FC https://t.co/rGouqUxcux
— DanAFC (@GunnerDJD) May 18, 2017
In response, some chose to remind him of the role he'd inadvertently played in helping Arsenal gain three points towards their (probably unsuccessful) top four chase.
Once again, cheers for the three points fella
— Andrew (@andrewafc_) May 18, 2017
Others chose to remind him that some of his Leicester teammates also had a recent history of appearing to go down rather easily.
— David (@AFCDavid147) May 18, 2017
A sensitive bunch, football fans.
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