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Omer Toprak produced a horrific moment of cheating during Dortmund v Augsburg

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The issue of cheating in football is something that is never likely to go away.

Even with the assistance of VAR and bans coming into place in the Premier League for those who are caught out, players from all over the world still feel the need to try and con the officials in order to gain an advantage.

In England's top-tier this season, a number of players have been banned retrospectively for diving in a game.

Everton's Oumar Niasse was the first to be punished, while West Ham's Manuel Lanzini is another high-profile name to have been picked out and sanctioned by the FA.

It doesn't seem to have eradicated the act of diving much, but at least some players get their comeuppance.

And, Germany's Bundesliga may want to implicate a similar punishment system as the Premier League after Borussia Dortmund's Omer Toprak produced one of the most pathetic moments of cheating we've ever seen against Augsburg.

I mean, this just takes diving to a whole new level. Disgusting.


They don't come any worse than that. Even the BT Sport commentators could not believe what they seeing unfold.

The incident occurred right at the end of Dortmund's match against Augsburg and with the score 1-1 and Toprak was clearly trying to win the foul in order to get Peter Stoger's team up the pitch.

And in doing so, he disgraced himself with something that will likely follow him for the rest of his career.


Remember, Twitter never forgets.


If there was any justice in football, Dortmund would discipline him internally.

The only small moment of justice was the fact that the Bundesliga's second-placed side could not get a late winner against Augsburg.

The returning Marco Reus opened the scoring early in the first-half, but Dortmund switched off from a set-piece and allowed Kevin Danso to score an equaliser.

They not sit 19 points behind Bayern Munich and only one point ahead of third-placed Schalke.

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