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Spurs' Bale irked by 'diving' yellow cards

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Gareth Bale says he does not deserve his reputation as a diver, despite being shown his fifth yellow card for simulation in 16 months in Tottenham Hotspur's 2-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday. 

Tottenham midfielder Gareth Bale (R) reacts after missing a chance as referee Martin Atkinson gestures during the Premier League match at Sunderland, north-east England, on December 29, 2012. Bale says he does not deserve his reputation as a diver, despite being shown his fifth yellow card for simulation in 16 months in Tottenham's 2-1 win at Sunderland on Saturday.

Bale was one of the outstanding players on show at the Stadium of Light but he was booked by referee Martin Atkinson in the 81st minute after going down under a challenge from Sunderland's Craig Gardner.

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