Aston Villa’s Trezeguet hammered for dive branded ‘best Platoon impression ever’

Aston Villa winger Trezeguet has been hammered on social for a dive that's been branded the "best Platoon impression ever" by fans.

The Egyptian attempted to win a penalty deep into stoppage time as his side looked for a late equaliser in their defeat to Brentford on Sunday afternoon.

Having broken into the Bees' penalty area, Trezeguet dramatically flung himself to the floor clutching his face as Saman Ghoddos closed him down, despite there being no contact.

Unsurprisingly, no penalty was awarded as Ghoddos regained possession with Trezeguet rolling around on the floor in an attempt to fool the officials into penalising the Israeli forward.

Trezeguet's antics did not go unnoticed, though, with fans quickly taking to social media to slam his act of simulation.

One fan even compared his dive to the iconic death of Sergeant Ellis in the 1986 film Platoon, in which Willem Dafoe's character dramatically falls to the floor after being fatally wounded.

“Trezeguet there with quite possibly the best Platoon impression you’ll ever see," wrote one unimpressed fan.

Another fan added: “Just tuned in to see Villa's Trezeguet pull off the worst dive I've ever seen. Season's greetings.”

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A third supporter could not help but laugh as they tweeted: “Hahahaha what an incredible dive that was by Trezeguet.”

One fan added: “Trezeguet wins dive of the year”

Meanwhile, another called for him to be dismissed as they wrote: “Trezeguet deserves a red for that horrendous dive.”

Substitute Trezeguet was unable to rescue a point for Steven Gerrard's side as they fell to a second consecutive defeat.

Villa had taken the lead after 16 minutes through Danny Ings before Yoane Wissa equalised just minutes before the interval.

Brentford snatched all three points seven minutes from time as Mads Roerslev scored his first goal for the club.

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