This is why people in America make fun of soccer. You can call it ignorant, arrogant, misinformed, ill-informed, or whatever you want to call it, but these are the images that are burned into the minds of people who hate on soccer. I’d rather see Cristiano Ronaldo spitting at a cameraman than doing something like this. Check out this video of Cristiano Ronaldo’s dive against AC Milan, courtesy of Deadspin:
The best is when a soccer fan uses the excuse of “that’s just part of the game.” You’re right, it is, and you should be embarrassed that that’s the case. I wish I could ref one of these matches just for a day. I’d slap a red card on every player I saw doing something like this and maybe even force them to wear a blond wig for a game when they returned to action. Actually, some of them would probably like that.
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