Thursday, October 11, 2012

Michael Owen has not got a leg to stand on over 'diving' headline complaint

When is a dive not a dive? Well, according to Michael Owen, a dive is sometimes not a dive if a player tumbles to the ground when he could have stayed on his feet.

Having expressed these views to journalists at the Leaders in Football conference on Wednesday, Owen has taken to Twitter this morning in an attempt to tell us what he really meant to say.
In particular, he has taken exception to one particular headline which states: ‘Owen: I dived to win a penalty.’

Owen has described that as a “disgraceful” interpretation of his views, but come on, Michael, if you admit to going to ground when you could have stayed on your feet, as you claim to have done while playing against Argentina in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, then that is a dive, is it not?

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