Charlie Adam dive: Midfielder goes viral for shocking simulation

Charlie Adam dive

It may be news to many football fans to learn that Charlie Adam is still playing professional football.

The 36-year-old currently captains Scottish Premiership side, Dundee – his boyhood club.

On Saturday, Adam’s side edged closer to relegation as the bottom club could only draw 1-1 with the team directly above them, St Johnstone.

And not only are his side still five points away from their opponents, but Adam also went viral for all the wrong reasons.

The former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder picked up a yellow card in the second half for what is being called the ‘greatest dive Scottish football has ever seen.’

And that’s no exaggeration.

A clip of Adam going to the ground without any contact whatsoever is being shared on social media and he’s rightly being called out for it.

VIDEO: Charlie Adam produces awful dive in Scotland

That’s shocking.

Check out the best reaction on social media:

Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive
Charlie Adam dive

Before the match, Dundee manager Mark McGhee vowed to go “naked for a week” if his side won their first match in 10 matches.

It looked as though he would have to do just that when Jordan Marshall opened the scoring. However, a Shaun Rooney equaliser spared McGhee – although he claimed his pre-match psychology worked.

“Of course it worked. You can’t say it didn’t work because we drew the game.”

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He added: “At half-time, it looked like there was only going to be one winner. So of course it worked and it’ll work going into the remaining games because we are not conceding.

“We have four games left – anything can happen – and as long as our players remain in the frame of mind they’ve still got a chance of winning football matches.”

In a more serious analysis of the result, McGhee admitted a draw was about right.

“I think a draw was a fair result. There was a lot of pressure in the second half, we couldn’t really get out the same way we did in the first half.

“When we got the goal I thought we were going to kick on because I felt as if that was the mood we were in, the goal wasn’t a surprise to me, but the second half was disappointing.”

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