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Liverpool’s cheating Luis Suarez inspired by Team GB’s win-at-all-costs dive

by | 8th, January 2013

THE papers are pretty unanimous: Luis Suarez is a cheat . The Liverpool striker is cheat who robbed plucky Mansfield Town of FA Cup glory in the third round, ripping the romance of the FA Cup to smithereens. “Caught red-handed, said the Times . You cheat! thundered the Sun. Suarez handball KO’s Brave Stags.” But it’s not only foreign Suarez the papers hate. It’s football.

Not so long ago, Team GB were scooping Olympic medals in the Velodrome. In one race, the lads took men’s team sprint at London 2012. The Telegraph cheered:

Sir Chris Hoy and Great Britain’s team sprint squad claimed a glorious gold medal record in the men’s final tonight, breaking the world record in both the semi-final and then again in the final when they defeated France, posting an almost unbelievable time of 42.600sec.

The glory might have been tainted had anyone bothered to care.

Philip Hindes was in the winning trio. In the contest’s opening round (the equivalent of the FA Cup third found) Hindes crashed. The race was restarted. Team GB won. Said Hindes:

“I just did it, just to get the restart because my first start wasn’t the greatest. I thought ‘get a restart to play the safe card’.”

Later, this apparent admittance to having taken a dive was passed off by his management as a misquote. He said it. He just never meant it.

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