James Tomkins regrets overreacting to Kevin Mirallas push
West Ham's James Tomkins has said he regrets trying to get Kevin Mirallas sent off by overreacting to a push from the Everton midfielder.
Tomkins, 25, fell to the turf clutching his face after being shoved in the chest by Mirallas during a heated match which Everton won 2-1.
Hammers manager Sam Allardyce described Tomkins' actions as "silly".
And Tomkins said: "I wouldn't want to do anything like that again. I've taken plenty of stick about it."
Although Mirallas admitted pushing Tomkins was "stupid", the 27-year-old Belgian criticised the Englishman for not setting a better example.
In telling the Evening Standard he would never play-act again, Tomkins said he was thankful Mirallas was not sent off.
"As a player, I'm against what I did and I wouldn't have wanted it to happen to me," he said.
"At the time I probably did want to get him sent off but, looking at it now, I shouldn't have done it."