Today I’m going to do something a little different. I don’t think there is a single football fan out there that tolerates diving. We all agree that it ruins the game and that it has become so familiar in the game that we’ve almost accepted it as part of it. Some of the biggest names in world football today are seen going to ground easily and feigning injury – including players that don the shirts of the clubs we support. Usually we shrug it off and sometimes even laugh at it, but it's quite shameful. If the decision goes your team’s way, there’s always a little bit of bitterness at the back of your mind despite the outcome being in your favor.
So, just for fun, I would like you to post on the comments area some videos of incidents (one incident only per video, but you can post numerous videos) of players that dive. I’ll start off with a few big name players that dive. Some of these players are supposedly “clean” players that don’t dive (ha!) and most of these are in the Premier League. Enjoy them, and looking forward to your posts and videos!
P.S: please avoid the diving compilation videos.
Here are mine:
Thierry Henry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh8mk7MfBd8
Lionel Messi: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcX2yBNh0c0
Cristiano Ronaldo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGJU7x7EiXI&feature=related
Wayne Rooney: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOKE6n4X_qQ&feature=related
Andres Iniesta: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gZy2agnHfU&feature=related
Steven Gerrard: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GKXAKQY-0Y
Didier Drogba & Jens Lehmann: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNHOBdHyRfM