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Manan, that clearly has nothing to do with what I was referring to. FTR, I think the players that go down like that should be punished with reds. If missed during the match, they should be given post-game penalties.
I find it interesting that on a cricket site some people are basically saying that they dont know what all the fuss is about
Compare that to the reaction when a cricketer claims a 50/50 catch - the guy is crucified for years and yet, in virtually every incidence, no-one can say with any certainty that he is a cheat
Diving IS cheating and that is absolutely beyond dispute.
Furthermore, it is an absolute blight on football and turns casual observers off the game in droves e.g. my first glimpse of the world's most expensive footballer in this WC was a dive and I promptly switched off
I'd be more than happy to see instant reds for this offence and, let's not kid ourselves, this penalty still pales into insignificance when compared to the stigma attached to cheats in other pursuits
You say it's a turn-off, yet there's no other sport which gains anywhere near the attention. Rightly or wrongly it's hard to see FIFA being too quick to change things as long as Football sits atop the totem pole, which btw will be forever.
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Just on the other aspect in the thread, abusing refs.
Think it's terrible tbh. Causes big problems at lower levels, young kids reffing being abused by players and spectators. The impression seems to be it's condoned at the highest level.
Drogba's case in the CL for instance - appalling. How he didn't get 12 months is beyond me.
**** I'd have loved to have refereed that game. I'd have dropped him like a bad habit if he'd abused me like that.
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Look at what Walter Samuel and Lucio repeatedly got away with in the Champions League tie against Chelsea and tell me guys like Drogba aren't occasionally justified in going to ground a little easily. Even when Drogba got sent off against Inter, that whole incident started with Thiago Motta wrestling Drogba to the ground, an act of cheating which had to have been seen and ignored by the referee, seeing as he was quick to send Drogba off for retaliation.
Of course it's their problem. But if they're in charge of the game, and they're not doing it, then the game has a problem, QED.
As for your other post, people might not find the other matters as big a deal mate. What's your problem with that? It might be, that when someone pulls on another's shirt, the ramification isn't the other person potentially being sent off, or having a goal scored against them, as it is if someone drops down like they've been hit by a sniper without contact being made.
But sure, sorry people think there might be something amiss with the game. Yeah, just deal with it and all that. In fact, you ought to close the thread, shouldn't discuss it at all...
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