"Ashley Young is much worse than (Luis) Suarez has ever been," Hamann told talkSPORT.
"It's blatant cheating to try to win a penalty.
"I'm always defending players.
"Gareth Bale got a lot of stick last year but you've got to be very careful, because sometimes it's about protecting yourself in anticipation of a challenge.
"If someone comes to clatter you, your first instinct is to jump in order to protect yourself.
"Yesterday [with Young] there was no protection [issue], it was a slight touch on his arm and he stated rolling over."
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