No Diving, Please

No Diving!We’ve all done our fair share of impressive dives and fake fouls, but now it seems that professional players are getting more and more creative. It’s not just about diving and faking the foul anymore, it’s about physically making the other player commit the foul on you.

Last week, Chile’s under-20 defender Bryan Carrasco came up with something truly unique when he physically grabbed his opponents hand and smacked himself with it. Shameful or good tactic?

During Sunday night’s 1-all draw between powerhouse Olympiakos and Panionios, Giannis Kondoes, a 24-year-old Greek defender, managed to embarrassingly hurl himself to the ground as if he had been pushed from behind. Desperation at its best.

Which of the two was worse, take your pick.

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