FANS have called for Brighton star Pervis Estupinan to be BANNED after his embarrassingly bad dive against Charlton.
The Seagulls were dumped out of the Carabao Cup on penalties after being held by the League One strugglers on Wednesday.
Fans want Brighton’s Pervis Estupinan banned for his embarrassing dive
He took a tumble despite no contact from Charlton’s Rak Sakyi
Sakyi looked completely bemused as he looked to the referee afterwards
And Charlton’s reward was a mouthwatering trip to Manchester United in the quarter-finals.
However, before their ecstasy in the shoot-out, Addicks were left outraged when Ecuadorian left-back Estupinan, 24, attempted to cheat in order to con the referee into giving a penalty.
As he saw Charlton star Rak Sakyi, on-loan from Crystal Palace, slip while trying to clear, the Brighton man darted towards the ball before taking an over-the-top tumble as he tried to force contact with the sprawling youngster.
The 20-year-old looked completely puzzled as he saw Estupinan rolling around in apparent agony – but fortunately the ref was not convinced.
And after a replay of the clip was shared on social media, fans have demanded that the FA take action.
“Give him a 12 game ban, will soon stamp out the cheating,” blasted one, with another saying: “Hands down cheating. Couldn’t be simpler.”
Another claimed: “Everything that is wrong with the beautiful game. Give me 80’s football any day!”
Another tweeted: “That’s a disgrace!!! Need to start getting this out of the game. Long bans will do the job!!!”
While a fellow footy fan commented: “It’s the most embarrassing dive I’ve ever seen!”
And it was not only Charlton supporters outraged.
A Seagulls supporter wrote: “As a Brighton fan, I really hope he does. It’s a scourge on football the world over.”
As another added: “As a Brighton fan, this is embarrassing. I hope Estupinian gets a talking to by the other players, can’t be doing that.”