This is the angle that people (who I can only assume have conscious or unconscious leanings at play) are repeatedly offering, with a strange certainty this proves the Jozy Altidore call from yesterday was wrong - if not additionally an outright dive.
Now setting aside the delightful fact that this camera view is about 80° and further in distance away than the linesman who called it, I do not see the confusion, let alone any call for cries of a dive. The trailing foot of the defender takes out the planting footing of the attacker, who has his head turned.
I think some people like to see what they want to see and work backwards from there. Why? Dunno. Maybe they love Chelsea, maybe they dislike the player, maybe they just think like a defender.
Now, I am certain some folks may accuse me of a bias. They are correct, I do have a religious adherence to events as they happened and agreeable facts, in this case known as The Laws Of The Game. After Sky announcers and studio mopes spent the better part of a half hour dissecting the play over and over from every conceivable angle at a variety of speeds, straining to prove it could not possibly be legit (or even that at full speed it could look legit to the linesman standing nearby), thank goodness Jamie Redknapp came along to read them the reality act. If I can find a clip of that, I will post it here.
Yeah, sorry. I see a foul in the area. And I am not really clear on what else there is to see or discuss.
- Greg Seltzer