If you are going to throw yourself to the ground and fling your arms in the air like a scene out of 'Platoon' in an attempt to win a penalty, you really shouldn't do it less than two weeks after you had an opinion column in a national newspaper condemning diving and explaining why you don't do it.
But that is exactly what Sergio Aguero has done. The Man City striker is in excellent form this season, and is normally a model pro, but he has contradicted himself in embarassing fashion after two weeks ago writing the following in The Mirror:
I don't believe in diving or conning the referee. That's just not how I want to play. It’s a pride thing – if a defender catches me, I don’t want to roll on the ground, just carry on and try and keep the run towards goal going. It’s not in my nature and I can’t and won’t do it. I’d rather take my chances, carry on with my run and see if I can score or make a goal for a team-mate.
And then he goes and does this...
Oh dear, Sergio.