The dust has just about settled on Andros Townsend’s betting scandal but the player has courted controversy once again by admitting to a dive during Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea. Andros was booked for the incident which was largely overshadowed by the sending off of Fernando Torres.
Talking about the non-clash with Frank Lampard, our player said.
“It goes so fast, I came inside and I saw his leg and I went over and he pulled out at the last minute. I didn’t have time to react to that. It’s sort of instinct. People said I dived against Swansea, but if you are running that fast, with any little touch you are going to go over.”
Townsend was quick to apologise after the event.
“It was definitely a yellow card. I deserved it,” he added.
“You make mistakes and that dive was a mistake. I apologised to the ref. I said to him at half-time that I thoroughly deserved it and hopefully I won’t do that again. I have got to kick it out of my game.”
Honesty is rare in football and although it’s good to see Andros Townsend admit to his mistake, will this latest incident have any adverse effect as he looks to establish himself in the Tottenham starting XI?