Jewell says “legalise diving”


6th, December 2006

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Wigan gaffer Paul Jewell has spoken out on the subject of diving admitting he would legalise it.
What? Can that be right? Anyway, with everyone talking about ‘simulation’ at the moment after ManYoo ‘s Cristiano Ronaldo went tumbling through the air like a gunned duck and subsequently incurred the bile virtually everyone under the sun, Jewell decided to speak up… especially as Latics’ striker Emile Heskey also came under scrutiny against Liverpool at the weekend for going down easily.

Jewell is no fan of players tumbling to the ground at every given opportunity, but believes the best way to eradicate it from the game would be to legalise diving.
"I may be the only person in the world who believes this, but why don’t we allow it?" he said in an interview on Sky Sports News .

Jewell continued: "The pubs open 24 hours a day and everybody was worried people would be

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  1. joe says:

    we ARE allowing it. Did ronaldo get booked? no. Is video being used to put a stop to diving? no. How much softer could football’s governing body get?