UPDATE: Looks like Stan Collymore did dive once...
Just for a second, imagine turning on the radio or the telly without the chance of hearing Stan Collymore's sensationalistic shrill. Like the sound of it? Well, you might get your way if Gary Neville bothers to delve into the Sky Sports archives.
Neville and Jamie Carragher got onto another diving debate on Monday Night Football after Diego Costa was erroneously booked for simulation in Chelsea's win at Burnley. Costa often dabbles in theatrics but he was actually upended by the Clarets' goalkeeper, Tom Heaton, in the first-half yet referee Michael Oliver awarded Burnley a free-kick and flourished a yellow card.
Things, as Ron Burgundy would say, escalated quickly when Collymore got involved after Neville said every professional has gone to ground to win a foul.
Diving debates off again on here. Groundhog Day. Every player ( even though it's not right) has gone to ground to win a foul at some point.— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 18, 2014
You've got all the 20+ years of Sky tech @GNev2 . If you can find me diving once, anywhere, in any game, I'll walk from broadcasting.— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) August 18, 2014
@StanCollymore haha. Let's be sensible. You've set me a task! If I find one you wear a GNev shirt in Liverpool singing GN is a red.— Gary Neville (@GNev2) August 18, 2014
Footage of Neville diving is not difficult to come across...