Tim Ream Produces A Dive Worthy Of Olympic Gold Against Wolves
Nuno Espírito Santo's unstoppable Wolves side went four points clear at the top of the Championship ladder last night after a comfortable win against Fulham.
Goals from Romain Saiss and Leo Bonatini secured a fourth straight home victory, but one incident in particular brought plenty of discussion from fans.
Tim Ream crawling off like he's part of the human centipede :sob: #WOLvFUL
- Lauren Robertson (@lozdaniellexxx) November 3, 2017
Fulham and USA international Tim Ream has been criticised for his ridiculous diving skills after a 'collision' with Wolves midfielder Diogo Jota.
Thoughts on Tim Ream's 'dive' here?
As you can see in the footage above, Ream throws his arms in the air after a slight touch from Jota, launching himself to the ground like he'd just been shot in the testicle.
After the game, one Twitter user compared the incident to Bristol City's Bailey Wright, who received a two match suspension after his denial for an FA charge of 'successful deception of a match official' was rejected.
Disciplinary statement: Bailey Wright. pic.twitter.com/zvkCgrrAUH
- FA Spokesperson (@FAspokesperson) November 3, 2017
Wright's act of simulation happened in Bristol's game against Fulham, and now people have suggested that Tim Ream's actions deserve a similar ban.
"I'm assuming a two match ban will be forthcoming for this blatant "simulation?"
@bcfctweets @baileywright92 @FulhamFC @FAspokesperson I'm assuming a 2 match ban will be forthcoming for this blatant "simulation "??? pic.twitter.com/SJBYYw6ZF0
- Sarge (@sargentcidered) November 3, 2017
After the game, Fulham head coach Slavisa Jokanovic told BBC Sport:
"We did not show enough quality. We need to adapt better to the competition. I have tried to find some solution with better options.
"The past four games we have only one point. Not good news. For a month now, we have not been at the right level.
"We must fight all together and show more quality. If not, then we are in trouble."
Thoughts on Ream's reaction to Jota's 'challenge'?
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