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But Robben will never be a popular player because he is a shameless cheat.
No matter how many glorious goals he scores, no matter how much his trophy cabinet creaks at the seams, Robben will be forever associated in most football fans' eyes with simulated death rather than glory.
Watching Robben is like topping off a brilliant night on the tiles with a greasy kebab - your memory of most of the evening will be hazy but that bitter taste in the mouth will linger long into the next day.
Even Robben's own fans, team-mates and managers have been left furious at his behaviour. Robben left both Chelsea and Real Madrid under a cloud and Jose Mourinho gave him the nickname 'Arjen Faint Heart',
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: whatsup86
No. I am sorry anyone that can just watch the replay will see it for themselves. Were there other fouls not called? Sure. ON BOTH SIDES. Point is football is being ruined by pansy ass whiners. If there is no injury or intent to hurt anyone get the hell up and play the damn game.
He had about as much contact as should be expected. Its not a digital game. He wasnt injured. On a scale of 1-10 of actual contact it was barely a 1. He literally had his toe graze the other players foot.
I dont care if he apologized for another dive or not. It doesnt prove that this wasnt one because he didnt apologize for it. The point is he dives all the time and has earned a reputation for it. He is a good player but has ruined every bit of worth he may have. He is Arjen Robben the faint hearted.
It may be seen as being "smart" in holland to milk injuries for penalties. To the rest of the world you look like dirty cheats. No one wants to play you because a victory is worthless with you. You have to cheat harder rather than play better. That is not really appealing. You could play your heart out and then have a scum bag like this ruin a great match. Even if you lose it can still be a good game for both sides. Being cheated is just lame and worthless all together.
Just play the damn game and man up. Football is damn near unwatchable because of this crap.
Arjen Robben is a prime example of everything wrong with football today.