Robben in dive apology

Arjen Robben has issued an apology for a “stupid” dive which took place during Bayern Munich’s victory over Bochum on Tuesday night.

The Dutch midfielder was booked for the incident which took place in the 41st minute of the match when he seemed to skip away from a challenge before throwing himself to the floor in stages.

Robben has now admitted that the decision was not the wisest, calling it “stupid”, but did not seem entirely repentant about what he had done.

“It was probably a penalty, but I should have fallen earlier. I shouldn't do things like that, and I apologise,” he said.

Robben’s penchant for theatricals had already been in the news after Stuttgart striker Martin Harnik described him as “the kind of player who is already on his way down before you even touch him”.

Those comments followed a match against Stuttgart in which Claudio Molinari was sent off for two tackles on the Dutchman. People who follow the Champions League betting odds will know Robben often hits the headlines for the wrong reasons.

Despite the latest controversy, Robben still made a crucial impact in the match against Bochum.

He pulled himself together after the booking and went on to score the winning goal in the match against Bochum, securing a 2-1 come-from-behind win.

The injury time goal put Bayern into the last 16 of the German cup, saving the side from what could have been an embarrassing upset.

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