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And the Oscar goes to… Of all the European nations, the British football faithful despise the “art” of diving more than anyone. You really have to have no fear when putting on a show like these guys do in our collection of some of the worst (or best, depending on how you look at it) performances in the Barclay’s Premier League.

5. Junior Hoilett

This one hurts our pride as a nation, as Canadian Junior Hoilett (playing for Blackburn at the time) does a swan dive untouched in the box.

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4. Steve Gerrard

Liverpool’s Steve Gerrard is so adept at the art of diving that it’s too hard to pick just one. So here’s a compilation of his greatest hits. The only thing sadder about Gerrard’s diving is his constant preaching to remove it from the game.

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3. Fernando Torres

Fernando Torres has been a notorious diver throughout his career. At least this time the refs see it and issue him his second yellow card, kicking him out of the game.

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2. Ashley Young

In this Manchester derby, United’s Ashley Young acts like he’s been shot on this harmless challenge from City’s James Milner.

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1. Luis Suarez

He’s known as a diver and when Everton Manager David Moyes tells Liverpool’s Luis Suarez to stop diving, Suarez throws a little insult to injury by celebrating his goal in diving fashion.

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