BRAZIL star Anthony was caught attempting an outrageous nosedive against Croatia in the World Cup quarterfinals.
The Manchester United attacker was trying to give his side a free-kick in a dangerous position when he suffered the embarrassing fall.
The 22-year-old had played the ball past Tottenham’s Ivan Peresic but then went down in the 74th minute.
Luckily, he was not rewarded for his antics and referee Michael Oliver waved him on despite his protests.
However, Antony got lucky as he somehow escaped punishment for being a clear simulation.
Fans who saw the footage have slammed the Brazil winger on social media for trying to cheat the referee, with some asking for a retrospective ban on him.
One tweeted: “Scam. Plain and simple.”
A second added: “It was about time VAR looked at diving as the game progressed.
“If there is a break in the next game, action can be taken after notifying the referee.”
A third wrote: “Should bans be brought in retrospectively for stuff like this, should a three-game ban be introduced for flagrant dives, see how quickly it ends.”
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A fourth said: “Tom Daly would have been proud of that dive.”
A fifth chimed in: “These are the things players should be banned for after the fact.”
Antony joined the Red Devils in the summer from Dutch club Ajax for £85.5million and is making a good impact in the Premier League.
He has scored three goals in six league games but has also been criticized at times for some of his extravagant plays.
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