'Outrageous' dive by Chilean player set to lead to punishment

'Outrageous' dive by Chilean player set to lead to punishment
From ESPN - March 21, 2018

A Chilean player is likely to face punishment after a blatant, self-confessed dive led to a match-winning penalty for his team.

Jean Meneses, a striker for Universidad de Concepcion, exaggerated his fall in the 84th minute of his team's 2-1 win over Colo Colo in the Chilean Primera Division on Sunday.

The head of Chile's refereeing commission, Enrique Osses, said referee Hector Jona made a mistake for awarding a penalty and for not punishing Meneses for the dive.

Meneses has been called to testify next week before a sports tribunal and is likely to face punishment.

"We are not going to hide what is evident," Osses said, as reported by El Publimetro. "The 84th-minute episode is a non-existent foul that the referee awards as a penalty. There is an obvious simulation of a player that cheats and behaves in a disloyal way towards the game, but the referee is there for that reason -- to see it and sanction him."

Osses added: "The sports tribunal will ensure that there is fair play in football and in this case, there is no doubt that Meneses committed an infraction -- a deceit to everyone -- and deserves punishment."

One of the best dives you will ever see. Or is that worst?

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