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John Obi Mikel's representatives have hit back at Peter Crouch's claim that foreigners are prone to diving, arguing his outburst is 'potentially racist'.

Liverpool striker Crouch was sent-off in Wednesday's Carling Cup quarter-final against Chelsea for a lunge at Mikel and while he did not dispute the decision, he claims the Nigerian was guilty of over reacting.

On Thursday he said: "What I'm thinking is if you go in on Frank Lampard or John Terry would they roll around like Obi Mikel did? I don't think they would have done.

"Would someone like Carra (Jamie Carragher) have gone down like that? I think it's safe to say that he wouldn't. "Foreign players have brought a lot to our game but that's something you don't want to see. I didn't catch him but he's gone down like he's been shot."

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These comments have not sat well with Mikel's representatives SEM, who have called on the football authorities to deal with the matter as a racist issue. "SEM feel the comments were potentially racist to all foreign players, not just black or African ones," they told The Sun.

"We are intending to speak to Trevor Phillips at the Equality and Human Rights Commission on Monday. "We hope football's governing bodies, who are meant to be committed to stamping out racism issues, will also get involved."

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Mikel has also added his voice to the argument, arguing that Crouch's words are misguided. "There is nothing to say to Crouch. All I know is that I am not a diver and will not start doing that now," he said. "Foreign players bring a lot to the league. That's why there are so many here at the moment. There is Didier Drogba, Michael Essien, Cristiano Ronaldo and Dimitar Berbatov, amongst other top players. They make the league very competitive and we cannot all be bad just because one player feels so."

I am 90% behind Crouch on this one, Mikel is a pratt, a FOREIGN pratt who is a diver, whinger and all round creep. I do however take exception to him refering to Carragher in this light - Carragher is a cheat too. And how many penalties should LFC's opponents have had for his handballs in the area this season alone? At least a good half dozen come immediately to mind.

Also, all those illegal blocks and tackles he has got away with in the box. He should find out how he does it and bottle it, he would make a fortune amongst FOREIGN players. Oh my!! Am I being racist!!??
 

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When talking about Ronaldo plenty of people say this is the Portugese way of playing etc etc but no one ever mentioned this as being racist...

Now Mikel comes out with this 'racism' stuff on Crouch, lmao.....

Idiot !!

Thank goodness we sold him on to the Chavs huh :p
 

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carlyluvsunited said:
When talking about Ronaldo plenty of people say this is the Portugese way of playing etc etc but no one ever mentioned this as being racist...

Now Mikel comes out with this 'racism' stuff on Crouch, lmao.....

Idiot !!

Thank goodness we sold him on to the Chavs huh :p
exactly, mikels always been a pratt and always will be imo. Thanks for the 12 mil chelsea.
 

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John Obi Mikel=12 million pounds
12 million pounds=Anderson!
We actually got Anderson in place of Mikel the f**kin' cnut! Imagine both of them swop places! :eek:
 

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this racism thing has gone too far ! i mean - they even tried to put a racist tag on baros for implying that "black people stink" .I mean - whoever accused him for that is a racist himself - i mean i saw baros gesture and all he did was nose pintching and hand waving gesture towards a player that happens to be black ! It never occured to me that he was impliying that the player stinks because of being black !It ludicrous to say the least. i mean - people get sweat when playing ffs
 

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CROoney from Dubrovnik said:
this racism thing has gone too far ! i mean - they even tried to put a racist tag on baros for implying that "black people stink" .I mean - whoever accused him for that is a racist himself - i mean i saw baros gesture and all he did was nose pinching and hand waving gesture towards a player that happens to be black ! It never occured to me that he was impliying that the player stinks because of being black !It ludicrous to say the least. i mean - people get sweat when playing ffs
Then what can it be?!:eek: :rolleyes:
 

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Then what can it be?!:eek: :rolleyes:
that he actually stinks for the reason he got sweat because of playing football ?
or are you implying that he stinked for being black ?
gosh -you can't even insult someone without being labelled as racist. i didn't know that bad smell was related to black people - honest
 

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CROoney from Dubrovnik said:
that he actually stinks for the reason he got sweat because of playing football ?or are you implying that he stinked for being black ?
gosh -you can't even insult someone without being labelled as racist. i didn't know that bad smell was related to black people - honest
Right....
 

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CROoney from Dubrovnik said:
was that sarcastic "right" or... because i really see no relation to racism - but maybe that's just because i haven't got it in me
I am happy for you; you clarified yourself.;)
 

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This is stupid...It's a FACT that foreigners are more dramatic than the home-grown players, but this issue is completely individual. The truth of the matter is that everybody dives - white or black, English or French and until all members of a certain group stop the diving alltogether you cannot measure whoever dives "more or less" or lays on the ground for "longer or shorter" period of time. Crouch is stupid for singling out the "foreigners", but Mikel's people are even more stupid for making this all an issue of racism.

Race is the colour of your skin and we all very well know that there are plenty of black people, for example, who play for England. AAAAAAAANYWAY, this all is stupid stupid stupid politics... oh the world nowadays.
 
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