Toshack quotes on Eduardo "dive"

As stated in the previous post Wales manager John Toshack offered his support (one of very little) to Eduardo and Arsene Wenger over the forwards alleged "dive" during Arsenal's 3-1 win over Celtic. Toshack said:"I am a big fan of Arsene Wenger's and he is always worth listening to,"I agree 100% with him over the Eduardo incident. It came at the end of a terrific move, and don't forget he had been the victim of a bad injury and a bad tackle 18 months ago and he is only just back from his injury."He can see the Celtic goalkeeper flying out at him and I felt the lad was protecting himself. There is a difference between diving and getting out of the way of what could have been a nasty collision."You still can't see clearly there was no contact from the replays. Trouble seems to follow that referee around. I know him from Spain, and he is very highly rated within UEFA. It will be interesting to see whether UEFA take any action against him, because he should have sent off the keeper and didn't, if he felt it was a penalty."I also feel there is some Scottish influence on this one, and UEFA have made a knee-jerk reaction and it is a very dangerous precedent."If the referee thought it was a penalty, gave it, and didn't send off the keeper. I thought that was the rule. And for all their complaining, Celtic had one of their own players disciplined for diving a few days later."The most grounded view on the situation from someone in the game outside Arsenal so far.

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