Well forgive me for thinking wilshere is English and an international because he was called a diver by sky and bbc pundits one a few games ago when they said he should have received a second yellow.Because high profile English players (and based on Bale Welsh players too) get a horrendously easy ride for cheating. Bale, Rooney, Gerrard and Alli all regularly dived, the first and the last especially.Why do you have to bring England in to it every fucking timeA new phrase introduced into the English football vocabulary by the BBC commentator on MOTD. last night.."Pretending to lose your footing"...as in Alli's dive, also known as cheating if you are not wearing the white of Tottenham and England..
Whereas players like Pirès, Ronaldo and Suarez were all branded cheats and carried stigma for it for the rest of their careers.
The FA won’t ban Kane just like they didn’t have the bottle to ban Shearer when he was their best striker. And just like they appealed Rooney’s ban which covered the first few games of the last World Cup even though they would have slapped a club player with an extra ban for a frivolous appeal for doing the same.
This is some kind of myth that is nonsense, take for instance deli Ali, how many times has he been booked for diving? 7 probably so the English refs don't go easy on him then.
I thought that Wilshere got an easy ride really - everybody had forgotten about it by the next day. It was a shit and obvious dive and he should have been hammered for it but got away with what should have been a sending off at a key moment in a big game. Certainly hasn't been permanently branded as a diver unlike the likes of Pires and Eduardo.
The Dele Alli example works both ways - he is consistently one of the biggest cheats the PL has ever seen in terms of diving, yet I've never heard any pundits say "what a talent but it's such a shame he feels the need to cheat" or anything along those lines. It's not about refs (I'm not suggesting that these players get given penalties which foreign players wouldn't), it's about media rhetoric.
For what it's worth (and as I've said above), based on the ignorance of Bale's constant diving and the good public image which the footballing media still peddle of Giggs then the good grace extends to Welshmen too!