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It's UEFA's failure to stamp out the cheats and play-actors in the game which leaves a sour taste in the mouth.
And after suffering the agony of extra-time defeat, the Irishman blamed inexperienced Slovakian referee Lubos Michel for failing to clamp down on the Portuguese play-actors.
Ferguson branded Patrick Vieira, Sol Campbell and Martin Keown a bunch of play-actors while Wenger slammed United for trying to kick his players off the pitch in an X-rated opening ten minutes.
We're not even out of the group stages and the play-actors have already been grabbing the headlines.
The Greeks are now regarded as among the game's top play-actors. And the message will go out to the England team to think twice before kicking the ball out of play when an opponent is writhing around on the turf.
I have been harping on about this for years but this needs to be stamped out of the game and it will only be done successfully if the game's governing bodies come down far harder on the cheats and play-actors.
Virgin Money surveyed 2,704 football fans to discover that "football fans are fed-up with divers and play-actors".
A move like this would ensure the divers and play-actors realise that not only will they not get away with it, they will be punished.
They at least would understand the frustrations of players and soon sort out the con men and play-actors.
But someone should take Savage and his fellow play-actors aside and explain it isn't about winning at all costs.