Ex-Premier League referee: Charlie Adam may be set for retrospective punishment as 'pathetic' footage emerges from Dundee - 'worst of the season'
Charlie Adam was guilty of the “worst dive of the season so far” as Dundee drew 1-1 with St. Johnstone on Saturday (23 April), according to Keith Hackett.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Fifa and Premier League referee warned Adam the Scottish FA may take retrospective action after his “pathetic” attempt at simulation.
A clip shared by Twitter user @Calbell0 of the 36-year-old throwing himself to the ground just outside the St. Johnstone penalty area has now been viewed over five million times.
The veteran midfield had beaten Tom Sang before diving to the floor in an attempt to win a free-kick.
He was duly shown a yellow card by the referee but Hackett has claimed the former Liverpool and Rangers ace could be in further hot water.
He said after analysing the footage with Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley: “It’s pathetic.
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“I think this is awful. He should get an award for the worst dive of the season so far.
“We’ve got to have some fun in the game and this made me laugh.
“Watch this space though. Knowing the Scottish FA, where they do have retrospective punishment, keep an eye on the post, Charlie.”
A draw for Dundee kept their narrow hopes of survival just about alive.
They are five points adrift of the Scottish Premiership table with five games left to play.
Adam moved to his boyhood club in the summer of 2020 and Saturday was his 61st game across all competitions for the club.