He did succeed but at what cost? Now he's the butt of everyone's jokes and to anyone who didn't see the incident, he sounds like a diver. Watch as the refs use this incident as an excuse not to give us legitimate fouls. I applaud the intention but the execution was poor. Our players are not intelligent.
The refs don't need an excuse not to give us a foul. As for being the butt of everyone's joke, I'm guessing he's used to that by now with all the gay & dwarf memes about him online.
He did well imo.