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Soccer / Football Opinion Soccer Comedy

Diving is cheating

It never ceases to amaze me how often I see diving in soccer.  More so than ever, players are pretending to get hurt in order to win a foul.  Some call it smart, I call it cheating.

When a player is seen simulating a foul, they are given a yellow card because it is against the rules of soccer.  The problem is that some players do such a good job of it – and often times the referee can’t see everything – that they get the calls in their favor.  Keep the drama at home.

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Soccer / Football Opinion Soccer Player IQ

Selling Yourself and The Game…Short!

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.