By Chris Wright
Small-scale pundit warfare erupted on Twitter last night in the wake of Diego Costa’s dismal efforts to con a penalty out of referee Michael Oliver by hurling himself over Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton at Turf Moor – with Stan Collymore ultimately vowing to walk away from the broadcasting profession to prove his point.
Having witnessed Costa going arse-over-tit and guffawing disdainfully like the rest of us, Collymore took to Twitter to predict that the Sky Sports pundits (Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher) would side with Chelsea’s Spanzilian striker due to their past allegiances with a couple of modern football’s more renowned tumblers…
Fully expect most pundits to say pen at half time as they either cheated by diving themselves or played with Suarez and Ronaldo.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 18, 2014
While discussing the Costa dive live on air, Neville then commented that, in his own experience, every single player in the Premier League era had “gone to ground easily” to win a foul at