Raheem Sterling’s eventful road to the World Cup took another turn during England’s 2-1 friendly win over Nigeria on Saturday after he was booked for diving.
Simulating a fall in the opposition penalty box earned the Manchester City star a yellow card to follow the controversy surrounding the recent unveiling of a large gun tattooed on his leg.
These were the best Raheem Sterling dive jokes from England 2-1 Nigeria:
Raheem Sterling booked for diving!
Fortunately he's had a very quiet week, so should be fine.
— Coral (@Coral) June 2, 2018
Hearing Sterling went down like he'd been shot.
— Daniel Storey (@danielstorey85) June 2, 2018
Sterling goes down by accidently pulling the trigger. Shouts out man down.. man down.
— FootyElnino (@Footyelnino) June 2, 2018
Raheem Sterling shoots wide.
Calm down … it was with his foot
— Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) June 2, 2018
'Raheem Sterling caught eating breakfast despite being booked for diving in friendly with Nigeria'
— Ben McAleer (@BenMcAleer1) June 2, 2018
That gun tattoo on Sterling’s leg should not have caused such a furore – it’s clearly filled with blanks
— tyro (@DoubleEph) June 2, 2018
Has Sterling dived there or has his gun gone off in his sock? Who knows?
— In The Mixer Podcast (@InTheMixerShow) June 2, 2018
Sterling needs to transfer to track and field
— Simi (@SympLySimi) June 2, 2018
'Two more teenagers were stabbed over the weekend as Sterling dived to try and win a penalty against Nigeria.'
— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) June 2, 2018
Sterling has vowed never to dive again pic.twitter.com/gYSVdgtSFc
— Billie (@Billie_T) June 2, 2018
Raheem Sterling can't even cheat properly. A disgrace to his nation. #ENGNGA
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) June 2, 2018
Sterling going down like he'd been shot in the leg
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) June 2, 2018
Raheem Sterling would never have got away with that dive under my watchhttps://t.co/hJMRHlfYkE
— Deluded Brendan (@DeludedBrendan) June 2, 2018
It is possible to argue the media treatment of Sterling is unfair AND think he’s a diving little shit who’s played for two of the most embarrassing clubs in world football…
— Jay Motty (@JayMotty) June 2, 2018