You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeFuming Jim Goodwin has taken a swipe at Greg Taylor as he called on Scottish football to clobber the cheats who are constantly conning refs to win crucial penalties.The St Mirren gaffer is still seething at the Celtic spot kick for their second goal in Wednesday’s 4 0 defeat in Paisley.Goodwin gave Hoops defender Taylor a dig for going down after the kind of contact that wouldn’t knock over his seven year old son.And he demanded the officials to wise up and shame the repeat offenders and for the game to get a move on with a SPFL version of VAR.Goodwin said: “There has to be an element of personal pride, you don’t want to see yourself diving about as someone touched your shoulder.Read MoreFurious Jim Goodwin demands diving and shaming after Celtic penalty decision proves last straw for St Mirren boss”Ryan Flynn touched Greg Taylor’s shoulder. If I did it to my seven year old son he wouldn’t move, but Taylor’s legs went from underneath him.”Someone will need to explain that to me as that’s not natural.”Goodwin called on refs to get tough and said: “I am asking the referees to be stronger and the compliance officer to dish out necessary punishments.”Until we do that and get hard on these people they will continue to do it as there are no consequences.”The game is becoming a non contact sport and we’re going to end up like basketball in 10 years with everyone terrified to make a tackle.”People will tell me the defenders shouldn’t give the referee a decision to make, but for me we need to name and shame these players who are continuously doing it.(Image: SNS Group)”I am seeing some teams this season being awarded six, seven or eight penalties but the ones they have been given it is the same three or four individuals who are winning them.”We all have a responsibility to change it. I tell my players not to do it, maybe the PFA need to tell players to stop cheating each other and conning referees.”Goodwin reckons the divers should be ashamed of their behaviour.He said: “It’s a really tough time to be a defender.
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