Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has this afternoon been torn apart by social media users, following his blatant dive versus Huddersfield Town.
The two sides went head-to-head in a Premie League clash at the Kirklees Stadium in a 12:30 kick-off, with Huddersfield hopeful of continuing their excellent defensive record so far this season.
David Wagner’s men had conceded in just two of their opening six league fixtures to this point, with the Terriers currently sitting pretty in 8th place in the Premier League table.
Tottenham, meanwhile, came into proceedings on a good run of form themselves, having won their last three matches in all competitions.
An early strike from on-fire Spurs man Harry Kane was added to by Ben Davies in the 16th minute, before Kane added his second of the day to essentially end the clash as a contest.
Moussa Sissoko added some gloss to the scoreline in injury time, though there was one worrying moment for the away side on an otherwise perfect day.
With the scoreline at 3-0 and Spurs cruising, midfielder Dele Alli was booked by referee Neil Swarbrick for a blatant dive in the box, after he threw his leg towards Terriers goalkeeper Jonas Lossl in an attempt to draw contact.
The 21-year-old then proceeded to throw himself to the ground, in one of the most obvious cases of simulation viewers are ever likely to witness.
Supporters of both Spurs and other clubs have since taken to social media to condemn the actions of the English international, with many calling for Alli to receive a two-match domestic ban, as per the regulations introduced by the FA before the season began.
BREAKING: Live replay of Dele Alli’s dive. pic.twitter.com/dyNyXrLqTA
— SPORF (@Sporf) September 30, 2017
A beautiful dive from Dele Alli there.
Let’s be honest – he IS that type of player.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 30, 2017
— BenchWarmers ⚽️ (@BeWarmers) September 30, 2017
Nice dive , Dele.
“Alli, are you okay?
Alli, are you okay?
Are you okay, Alli?”
— ⚽️442oons⚽️ (@442oons) September 30, 2017
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) September 30, 2017
Dele Alli with the worst dive I’ve ever seen
— Jord (@J8rdz) September 30, 2017
Btw what does the new rules say about simulation? Will Dele Alli be suspended for his dive then?
— Lenny Aidefors (@lfcswebranch) September 30, 2017
Dive. One side of Dele Alli’s game that needs to be criticised and stopped. But the fanboys won’t notice it.
— Gareth (@DierSituation) September 30, 2017
Dele Alli massive fraud. Dive merchant. Way too overrated
— • (@GrossMisc0nduct) September 30, 2017
Dele Alli’s dive was cringeworthy. The lateral move of the leg towards the Huddersfield keeper defines the word ‘blatant’… #HUDTOT
— Eric Penner (@reeceprinn) September 30, 2017
Perfect dive from Dele Alli pic.twitter.com/YDH9xeWwi0
— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) September 30, 2017
Let’s be honest, if Dele Alli doesn’t get a retrospective ban for that dive, then the rule isn’t worth the paper it’s written on. #HUDTOT
— tangerine till i die (@tangerinebabe1) September 30, 2017
Today’s incident marks the second time Alli has been in the news for all the wrong reasons over recent weeks, after his middle finger gesture during England’s matchup with Slovakia on September 4th resulted in the talented youngster being slapped with a one-match international ban.