And another thing. A foul inside the penalty area which prevents a clear goalscoring opportunity leads to a red card. Consistency surely suggests that the same punishment should be applied to diving / simulation, which currently only rate a yellow card. What's the difference between cheating to prevent an almost certain goal and cheating to score one? They are two sides of the same coin. The same should apply to players who are unmasked trying to 'score' with their hands. Why are they treated differently from defenders who handle on the line?
I have just watched the incident on You Tube and it may be that as he was falling Cherubin pulled Pazzini's shirt. But there is no doubt in my mind that Pazzini committed the first foul, and it is possible that Cherubin was just grabbing hold of anything to break his fall, as one does instinctively. Nor do I doubt that Pazzini's final swallow dive was exaggerated. It may have won him this penalty, but it may also have alerted referees of future Milan games.