Midfielder goes viral for shocking simulation

It may be news for many football fans to learn that Charlie Adam is still playing professional football.

The 36-year-old is currently captain of Scottish Premiership side Dundee – his boyhood club.

On Saturday, Adam’s side edged closer to relegation as the bottom club could only draw 1-1 with the team just above them, St Johnstone.

And not only is his team still five points behind their opponents, but Adam has also gone viral for all the wrong reasons.

The former Liverpool and Stoke midfielder was shown a yellow card in the second half for what is being called the ‘biggest dive Scottish football has ever seen’.

And that’s no exaggeration.

A clip of Adam going to the ground without any contact is being shared on social media and he is rightly being called out for it.

VIDEO: Charlie Adam produces horrendous dive in Scotland

It’s shocking.

Check out the best reaction on social media:

Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives
Charlie Adam dives

Before the match, Dundee manager Mark McGhee vowed to go “naked for a week” if his side won their first game in 10 matches.

It looked like he should do just that when Jordan Marshall opened the scoring. However, a Shaun Rooney equalizer spared McGhee – despite claiming his pre-match psychology was working.

“Of course it worked. You can’t say it didn’t work because we drew.

He added: “At half-time it looked like there would only be one winner. So of course it worked and it will work in the remaining games because we don’t concede.

“We have four games left – anything can happen – and as long as our players stay in the spirit they still have a chance to win football games.”

In a more serious analysis of the result, McGhee admitted a draw was about right.

“I think a draw was a fair result. There was a lot of pressure in the second half, we couldn’t really come out the same way we did in the first half.

“When we scored the goal I thought we were going to kick it off because I felt like that was the mood we were in, the goal didn’t come as a surprise to me but the second half was disappointing.”

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