Pundit suggests player was acting during Everton and Spurs match

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Former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher has criticised Everton striker Richarlison for his actions during yesterday’s match against Tottenham Hotspur.

The Brazilian international was guilty of trying to influence the referee by frequently throwing himself to the floor when touched by a Spurs player.

During one incident in the second half when he was challenged by Davinson Sanchez, he clutched his face and rolled around on the floor to suggest that the Colombian had made contact with his head.

Replays showed that there was no malice or firm contact made by the Spurs player.

Richarlison was also at the centre of a VAR decision when he claimed that he was fouled in the penalty area only for the review to decide that a spot kick should not be awarded.

Dele Alli had given Spurs the lead in the second half only for Cenk Tosun to level deep into added time following a delay in the game due to a nasty ankle injury sustained by Toffees midfielder Andre Gomes.

Speaking to Sky Sports Premier League during his co-commentary appearance (03/11/2019), Carragher said: “He’s got to get up,”

“On the floor too much Richarlison. Every time the ball comes to him and he’s in contact with someone, he ends up on the floor.

“It wasn’t a great pass into him [from Delph], he’s [Richarlison] trying to turn away from [Sanchez]. He’s just holding his ground, Sanchez. But then holding his face [after going to ground]. No, get up and get on with the game.”

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