Eduardo's dive might have been despicable but here is a video of Steven Gerrard elevating it to an art form. Its the complete package. No one talks of the Liverpool talisman because it provides a different narrative from foreign footballers ruining the English league with their cheating ways.
I suppose Eduardo's dive fits well with Mark Hughes xenophobic description of what Arsenal does as ' a touch of the dark arts.' It might explain the over the top reaction.