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Todd Cantwell branded a 'cheat' after shocking 'dive' for Rangers vs Aberdeen

John McDougall

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Todd Cantwell branded a 'cheat' after shocking 'dive' for Rangers vs Aberdeen

Todd Cantwell has been slammed after appearing to dive during Rangers' dramatic late draw against Aberdeen.

The 25-year-old midfielder moved to Ibrox in January as he left boyhood club Norwich City for the Scottish Premiership club.

The Old Firm giants signed Cantwell rather than waiting for the summer, when his contract at Carrow Road would run out and potentially signing him for nothing.

Since moving to Rangers, Cantwell has seven goals in 35 games for the Scottish side.

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The former Norwich man was in action for the Gers this afternoon as Rangers headed to Pittodrie to take on Aberdeen.

The hosts took the lead thanks to Bojan Miovski's strike inside 11 minutes, only for James Tavernier to equalise deep into injury time to earn a share of the spoils for the Glasgow outfit.

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But one moment from the game has stood out and had Cantwell as the main talking point.

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It came 23 minutes into the encounter when Cantwell appeared to go past Aberdeen man Ryan Duncan.

There was contact between the two players, but this was minimal, at best.

And despite this, it led to Cantwell going theatrically flying and ending up on the pitch in what looked to be a clear act of simulation, also known as diving.

It has led to the midfielder being slammed by fans on the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter - with supporters not believing that Cantwell escaped a booking somehow.

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Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell. (Credit: Getty)
Rangers midfielder Todd Cantwell. (Credit: Getty)

"100% cheat," posted one fan.

Another added: "That is a yellow card for cheating."

"He should have been booked for simulation, but wasn't. That's a scandalous non decision by the referee," wrote a third.

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"That’s just embarrassing," added another.

"And didn’t even get booked. What an embarrassment-both him and the ref."

"If any of our players did this constantly I’d want them dropped. Embarrassing doesn’t begin to cover it," posted another angry fan.

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While another wrote: "About time they stamped this embarrassing behaviour out of the game - red card!"

Do you think Cantwell was fortunate not to get a yellow card? Let us know your thoughts.

Featured Image Credit: X/Screengrab

Topics: Fan Reactions, Rangers, Scottish Premiership, Football

John McDougall
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