Ryan Shawcross is ‘not that type of player’.
We know this because of Tony Pulis’ constant positive reinforcement of the message, and in the player’s defence, after he broke Aaron Ramsey’s leg two years ago he was visibly distraught.
But remembering that challenge, why would he then dive into a tackle against the same team yesterday. It was high and it was poor.
Shawcross is also lucky that referee Chris Foy deemed the 89th minute foul only worthy of a yellow card, which means the Stoke defender will face no further action.