Diving. While some of today’s biggest stars, the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani, are often criticized for their excessive amount of diving, it seems diving may have reached a whole new level.
During a Brazilian fourth division game this week between Operario PR and Mirassol, referee Rodrigo Nunes de Sa flashed his red card to the Mirassol number six after an aggressive play. Enraged by the ref’s decision, the player began screaming at him. Rather than stand his ground, the ref took a humiliating dive pretending to have been smacked in the face. Round of applause for the Oscar winning performance!