Foul simulation says a lot about a player or team. It is a good indicator that they have “street smarts” on the field. Whether it is an attempt to give your team a free kick, waste time, or persuade the ref into giving an opponent a yellow card, the idea is to give your team an edge.
A lot of people in this country just focus on the superficial part of player’s diving – it is labeled as cheating.
Whether it is defined as cheating or not doesn’t matter.
The only thing to consider is diving exists. It is part of the game whether we like it or not.
If a player or team wants to take the high road and not participate in this practice, good for them and I wish them the best. In the mean time, they might find themselves watching the “smart” team lifting trophies.Tweet