Diving is cheating. Either way you approach this argument, players that dive are not only cheating, but they are poisoning the game of soccer. Why do it then? Unfortunately, some players will dive to the ground crying in agony (only to get up seconds later pain free) in order to persuade the referee to make a call in their teams favour. It is in these instances that the entire atmosphere of the game itself and its image changes…for the worse. I am encouraging all players not to take this route of selling yourself and the game short.