SADIO MANE was criticized for getting away with an ’embarrassing’ dive in the African Cup of Nations final, which could have sent him off.
The Liverpool striker already had yellow when he fell to the ground in the first part of extra time.
Mane got past Egypt’s central defender Mohamed Abdelmonem, but without contact he fell to the ground.
And fans online criticized the front for not getting a second booking for the simulation.
One said: “Another embarrassing dive from Mane…”
Another said: “Mane should have been sent there, terrible nail!”
One added: “Why dive in when you have a yellow card? Lucky not to be kicked out of Mane.”
Another added: “Mane should be kicked out. What a shame. A player of his ability should not be measured in a final like this.
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It was a roller coaster match for Mane, having OMITTED from the spot in regulation time thanks to the help of his Liverpool teammate Mo Salah.
Salah whispered instructions to Gabaski, the man of the match, as Mane prepared to take, and the Egyptian keeper stopped his powerful effort down the middle.
But it was Mane who had the last laugh as he fired his second penalty to the right of Gabaski to seal the deal in death, after Chelsea goalkeeper Edouard Mendy had saved Mohanad Lasheen’s shot to set the stage.
Salah was to go next, and was in tears when his Anfield friend struck the decisive blow.