Michael Owen spoke at the Leaders in Football conference today, and he spoke candidly about diving in football. While he predictably blamed Johnny Foreigner for all the simulation in the Premier League, he also admitted he had a “history”:
@themichaelowen concedes he could have stayed on his feet twice when given pens v Argentina (98-02). No simulation in that answer
— Paul Kelso (@pkelso) October 10, 2012
Refreshing honesty from Michael Owen talking about diving at @lifootball – admits he often won penalties but could have stayed on his feet
— Dan Roan (@danroan) October 10, 2012
The 1998 penalty above, 2002 below.