Last Updated: Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:58
Sunderland defender Danny Rose has denied he is a diver after being given a yellow card in the defeat to Everton on Saturday.
The on-loan Spurs defender appeared to have been fouled when he went down under a double challenge at the weekend but referee Lee Mason decided otherwise and booked the defender when he complained.
Black Cats boss Martin O'Neill was very upset by the decision in injury time at Goodison park and slammed Mason's decision as 'extraordinary' and Rose was equally adamant that the ref had made a mistake.
Rose said: "You can give stick to the ref, but I thought he made some poor decisions.
"To get a booking for being obstructed, was comical really."
"It was a really dispiriting defeat after going ahead," added Rose. "We defended great first half and the fans were turning on them.
"We had three or four great chances in the first half to put it to bed and not taking them cost us.
"You're always vulnerable after a goal's been scored.
""It is the best we've played since I've been here and hopefully we can take it into next Sunday against Fulham."
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