I always look forward to the World Cup but I’m starting to think that football has become a non-contact sport.
Get near the competition and they seem to fall over without any difficulty. I wonder if any of these big strong men would fall on the floor like a big girls blouse if they were hit in the street.
My 10 year old daughter can take more punishment than these bunch of embarrassments. Managers need to stamp it out and threaten to withdraw their place in the next game of they continue to cheat this way or better still, FIFA disqualifies the game against the cheat retrospectively.
Why is diving or feigning injury to get an unfair advantage any better than taking steroids, blood doping or roughing up a cricket ball with sandpaper? It drives me nuts to see these so called professionals behave in this way with the tacit encouragement from the manager who, in almost every case, will defend the player?