Jamie OHara unloads on Chelseas Kai Havertz and says "I would have sent him off"

Jamie O'Hara has slated Kai Havertz after he was seen to dive during the first half of today's FA Cup semi-final between Chelsea and Crystal Palace.

The former Tottenham defender was covering the match for Sky and when asked about the booked Havertz received in the first half he went on a minute-long rant about the German's dive. During the rant, O'Hara became increasingly annoyed with the Chelsea forward's attempt to win a penalty.

The matchday pundit said on air: "Werner does really well out on the left and slips the ball into Havertz, and Havertz's first touch is absolutely brilliant. He takes it past the defender but as he goes past him he looks like he got fouled right on the edge of the box.

"He's looking for a penalty and it would've been right on the edge. The referee books him for diving and when you watch it back, you instantly get the replay, and Havertz has dived. It's a shocking dive as well, absolutely no place for it in the game.

"He's got a booking for it and the Crystal Palace players are going crazy because that for me is such bad simulation and not something you want to see in the game, especially at the highest level in a big moment. It's actually stupid from him because his first touch takes him past the defender anyway.

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"He's in, he can get a shot off, he's one on one with the keeper almost. Shocking from him, I hate to see it in the game, we need to get it out as soon as possible. I would have sent him off."

Chelsea went on to win the match at Wembley despite it taking 65 minutes for the Blues to break the deadlock against Crystal Palace as Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored a goal for his boyhood club for the first time in three years. The second shortly followed as another homegrown talent, Mason Mount, sealed the victory when he put the ball in the back of the net in the 76th minute.

Coverage of the match didn't exactly go smoothly either, as fans watching on ITV were perplexed when a scene of the Lion King appeared on their screens during the celebrations for the first goal. A number of people up and down the country took to Twitter to share that they had all been cursed with the bizarre mix-up.

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