Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has hit out at the Premiership's serial divers.

Reo-Coker insists he won't change his all-action style one bit and accepts that sometimes that approach will get him in trouble with referees.

"I won't change one bit," Reo-Coker told Villa's website. "I am used to getting cautioned. I don't go out and try and get booked but that happens. That's football.

"That fire and passion is an important part of my armoury.

"But there's a lot more theatrics now. Players are falling over and trying to get free-kicks and fouls. They are killing the game.

"It's not a man's game anymore. You can't get physical any more.

"If you touch a player now they do 20 rolls and a backflip and get you cautioned."