Harry Redknapp felt that Robbie Keane was ‘too honest’ not to go to ground in a decision which cost Tottenham a penalty during Sunday’s defeat at Chelsea.
With the score at 1-0, Keane was brought down in the box by Chelsea defender Ricardo Carvalho.
He said: “It was a nailed-on penalty and I suppose a sending off for Carvalho.
“But if the ref felt it was a dive then he should have given Robbie a red card.
“It was either a dive or a penalty. It wasn’t nothing.
“We had a diabolical penalty decision from Howard Webb against Manchester United at Old Trafford last season when we were leading 2-0 and he apologised to me after that game.
“Now Robbie has been penalised for being too honest. He tried to stay on his feet instead of going down with the first contact and then lost his balance.
“There’s been a lot of talk lately about diving and I think it plays on people’s minds. Players are scared to go down if they’re going to get a card for diving.”
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