Cricket First Test Pakistan v England Rugby World Cup Quarter-finals Football A-League Full ladder
Italian footballer's melodramatic dive
Darren Arthur
06:10 AEST Wed Dec 12 2012

Taking a dive to earn a penalty is a world-wide blight on the game of football. Italy has notoriously produced many masters of the craft, but Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci might need a few more lessons after his disgraceful effort against Palermo.

With his team leading 1-0, a sweeping counter-attack saw Bonucci in unfamiliar territory, on-on-one with the Palermo goal keeper. His clumsy attempt to round the keeper was easily blocked and the realisation that contact had been made with his leg was seemingly too good to ignore.

Bonucci threw his arms in the air and buckled as though he had been shot. With Palermo players rushing to lift him off their keeper, the unimpressed referee moved in to present a yellow card for diving.

Adding insult to embarrassment Bonucci was automatically banned from the next game. He could well spend the time working on his diving with the Juventus strikers.

9RAW: Canoer rescue duck from turtle
Most popular articles
Spotted....Professional surfer
strikes in fashion
Wide World of Sports TV partners
Wide World of SportsCatch up with Ken Sutcliffe and the team on Wide World of Sports.Footy ClassifiedOur award winning panel tell it how it really is in the AFL world.NRL Footy ShowFatty and the gang bring you an entertaining look at rugby league.AFL Footy ShowAustralia's favourite team takes you through the week in AFL.