Twitter reacts to unforgettable dive from Trezeguet

Aston Villa endured another defeat on the road against Brentford on Sunday to continue an abysmal run of form that has so far produced three defeats in four matches.

Having shown early signs of promise under new boss Steven Gerrard, Villa have struggled of late, failing to produce an end result despite putting up decent performances.

Against Brentford, Villa scored an early goal through Danny Ings but conceded two. And with his side trailing 2-1 in the dying moments of the game, Mahmoud Hassan, commonly known as Trezeguet, produced a moment of howler which added to Villa’s embarrassment on the night.

Charging into the opposition’s box, the Egyptian midfielder threw himself on the ground in a rather dramatic style when contacted by Brentford player Saman Ghoddos.

Although it appeared to be the flimsiest of touches, Trezeguet seemed intent on making the most out of it. 

Making matters worse, he proceeded with excessive antics, screaming and clutching his head in pain. And despite replays clearing suggesting a dive, he remained writhing about the turf.

Perhaps sensing the massive overreaction, the referee didn’t stop the play as Brentford players went on the counter which eventually fizzled out with Ivan Toney striking the ball wide from long-range. 

Unsurprisingly, the incident provoked fans, with many unanimous in calling it an embarrassment.

In fact, Trezeguet’s action was so embarrassing that even Villa fans were left complaining.

Considering the immense public denunciation, it might not be a surprise to see Trezeguet’s dive feature amongst the worst cases of diving the game has ever seen.