jfg wrote:I don't mean to troll this thread, but I used to love watching soccer, and have tried watching some Euro... It's impossible to watch with the flopping. I've counted 23 career ending knee injuries just narrowly avoided in this game alone. How can you watch this sport anymore?
What I don't get is why they drag it out so long. If you want to clutch your leg to try to get a call, that's fine, but the ref usually makes a call immediately after contact and they never reverse it based on someone writhing on the ground, so why bother? Unless it's late in the game and they're trying to kill time, which is not when the majority of this stuff happens, there doesn't seem to be a reason to keep the act up after the call is made.