Aston Villa fans tear into Trezeguet’s ‘worst dive ever’ against Brentford on Sunday afternoon when his side were losing with minutes left.
Villa were trailing 2-1, however substitute Trezeguet tried to win a penalty, only to perform a shocking fall to the ground in his attempt to fool the referee.
He had got the better of Sorensen, but then threw himself after feeling the slightest touch of contact on his back from Sama Ghoddos.
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— Max Rushden 💙 (@maxrushden) January 3, 2022
As seen in the video clip, Trezeguet screams out in pain and fell over in dramatic fashion, holding his face as he squirmed around on the pitch.
Brentford then counter-attacked with Ivan Toney shooting wide from long-range, however that proved to be the last action of the match so Trezeguet wasted Villa’s final chance to get the ball into the box in search of an equaliser.
It was Danny Ings who fired Aston Villa ahead early in the first half, only for a superb Yoane Wissa strike to level for Brentford before half time, but Mads Roerslev scored his first Premier League goal to win the game late on for the Bees.
Brentford: Fernandez (7), Pinnock (6), Jansson (7), Sorensen (7), Roerslev (8), Norgaard (6), Jensen (6), Onyeka (7), Canos (7), Wissa (7), Toney (6).
Subs used: Ghoddos (6), Baptiste (6), Janelt (n/a).
Aston Villa: Martinez (7), Cash (6), Konsa (7), Hause (6), Targett (6), Luis (7), McGinn (7), Buendia (7), Ramsey (6), Traore (7), Ings (7).
Subs used: Sanson (6), Trezeguet (n/a).
Man of the match: Mads Roerslev.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank: “We played a very bad first half in many ways. Aston Villa were maybe a little bit on top, but I think it was a bad football match in the first half.
“It shows a lot about the mentality of the group. I said before the game about our mentality and how we manage to get three points from the game because I knew it would be an even game. At half-time, I said to keep the discipline, keep the good structure high and low. We will create something… I can’t praise the players enough for their mentality.
“We needed a magic moment from one of our players and Wissa had that moment – what a goal. The whole action was fantastic, that’s why we bought him.
“I think Mads deserves a lot of praise. It’s a very good Brentford story – we’re taking a young player, nobody really knows him. We work hard with him for two years and now he’s played four or five Premier League starts, a good assist, a good goal and he deserves a lot of praise.
“In a way, it shouldn’t be possible that we’re above Villa. The amount of money they’ve spent on their team in the last three years, I think they have a very good squad. I think they’re a good club in many ways so that we’re above them is quite good. But it was a game that could easily have been a draw, a tight game that we saw out in the end. Now we just need to continue.
Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard: “It was a really good first half. They had one chance in the first half and they scored, with two chances in the second half. We’ve gifted them three chances and conceded two goals from them.
“That’s the big disappointment and inevitably we went on to lose the game. But from what I saw across the 90 minutes, we were much the better team.
“We had control for large periods. We were the only team looking to play and create stuff, and we did create enough to score more than one goal. We didn’t and we conceded two poor goals, so it’s no surprise that we’re disappointed.
“We showed a lot of grit in the opening games, a lot of fight. The second goal is a catalogue of errors. There’s no grit, no fight, there’s no one really showing the right aggression.
“It was too easy scoring against us today because we haven’t faced 10 chances today. We haven’t faced really dangerous attack. We’ve faced three dangerous moments and let in two goals.
“We can’t use [injuries and Covid] as an excuse. It’s on all of us to make sure we cope and survive. What we faced today and what we gave, we should have taken at least a draw out of the game. That’s what stings more than anything.
“There were opportunities for players to step up today and stake a claim but I’m not sure we can take any positives away.”
As mentioned, Aston Villa fans as well as those social media users tear into Trezeguet’s ‘worst dive ever’ against Brentford…
@charlie_boy88: So why don’t VAR tell the ref to book him
@FlavellBrett: players need to get punished for doing stuff like that
@cheesypeas15: Var should look at this as blatant cheating and subsequent ban for three games. It would soon cut out the diving and make the game more honest,also rolling around on the floor if not up within ten seconds you are substituted.
@ArchieMundegar: Sick of this in football. Hate it from my club. Agree it needs post match punishments.
@ahux91: Needs retrospective punishment. Should not be laughed off and accepted as part of the game
@NUFCSurvial2022: Gabby will no doubt defend it and just remind us all that Simon Jordan used to own a football club.
@fobl11: Trust me, he’s got the whole fan base and probably his team mates fuming at him right now. Gave the ball back to them by diving rather than building another attack
@scottward100: He is a shocking player, why in that position did he not try and cross, get rid Stevie
@swoolly1970: That was embarrassing, he should get retrospective action
@ChrisPage2311: Should get retrospective bans for things like that, absolutely embarrassing. If he stayed on his feet he was round the defender too!
@LesleyTreslove: Surely VAR should look at this sort of thing. So sick of players diving, its cheating. Clasping their heads when they havent been touched, diving to the ground like they have been hit by a car. Its simulation and should be punished either on the field or retrospectively
@paulp_123: Brentford cordoned off. The police are looking for an active sniper
@Jakec1505: Never gets punished so players keep doing it. It’s embarrassing
@daniellancaste8: Embarrassing get him out my club all that hard work to panto xmas is finished mate
@preece_andy: Why was he not booked for diving?
@1862pie: Retrospective red card – this stuff needs stamping out.
@UpTheDeano: Horrendous. Not backed by any Villa fan believe me
@StokeyyG2: when Gerrard said we need a Grealish replacement, he didn’t mean it this way
@JackUTFV: Man seen Bernardo silva dive yesterday and thought he could recreate
@Lloydtoghill: Ban him for a game only way to stamp it out
@Ngonge69JOHN: It’s cheating pure and simple. In golf you get banned for life. In football, it’s seen as ‘part of the game’.
@KrystanLippiatt: Shocking attack! Pen all day long!! What’s the point in VAR!
@SancasterGeorge: The only way is to send divers off it’s killing the game, also the managers need to take some responsibility for these players diving. Stamp it out NOW that goes to every club in every division.
@GarySmithJnr: I’m disgusted in Trezeguet at the end there.
I’d love to see him disciplined by the club.