Arjen Robben's 'dive' for the late penalty against Mexico in the last 16 contest on Sunday has caused outrage all around the world, from the favelas in Brazil to the Hollywood hills, with actors Aaron Paul and Edward Norton condemning the Netherlands winger.
Norton, star of Fight Club and American History X, tweeted that Robben "deserved an Oscar" for his controversial act.
This statement was echoed by Paul, or Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad, as he is more commonly known, who wrote that the Bayern Munich player went down without any contact.
Robben reportedly apologised afterwards for diving in the match, but stated that the incident which won the 94th-minute penalty and riled Norton and Paul was a "clear foul".
Mexico robbed!! Give that guy on the Orange an Oscar for that flop.Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) June 29, 2014
I am still in shock over that win. Mexico didn't even touch you buddy. But that was an oscar worthy performance. Bravo. #WorldCupAaron Paul (@aaronpaul_8) June 29, 2014
The Netherlands are next in action against Costa Rica in the quarter-final in Salvador on Saturday.