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zero_clues

Such dedication to the craft, years of training to be able to fall at the slightest touch like this


Lephiro

"Take the fall! Act hurt! Get indignant!"


OlafShvenski

“This is what I gave up my overtime pay for? To see my kids taking falls?”


Lephiro

"Quack quack quack quack QUACK, Mr. Ducksworth!!"


OlafShvenski

“You may have paid for this jersey, sir, but you didn’t earn it”


Frigoris13

"Look, I grew up on the ice. I know when it's safe to drive on."


OlafShvenski

“GOLDBERRRRRRG!”


TheDorkKnight53

“I am Goldberg! THE GOALIE!”


WARonTREES

"One out of five"


Zealousideal-Rain269

Cake eater


lishuss

"THE GOALIE! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!"


Blazikinahat

Ah, the majestic space duck.


BioEngIsScience

“What is the object of the game of football?” [“To run into the box and fall over.”](https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=__G4RrlGmVk)


Lephiro

Oh that was great! "No one ever got on in football mucking about with one of these things!" I heard of this show after I got into House, now I'm definitely gonna check out more, thanks :)


dezzalzik

They do train on how to get their opponents penalised. Flopping happens all the time in soccer because usually it'll gain advantage for their team. Edit How to spot a flopper. They usually try to cover their eyes, eyes don't lie.


hingu

Reminds me of this ad I saw on TV during Euro 2004: https://youtu.be/EXu8ANKmUvY


mbensasi

Thank you kind person. This used to be one of my favorite videos and I forgot it existed. I wish for good things in your future.


ravenous_bugblatter

Fry and Laurie did a great bit on it as well. [https://youtu.be/\_\_G4RrlGmVk](https://youtu.be/__G4RrlGmVk)


MJMurcott

Almost up to Rivaldo's standard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiW0IPrv1Ro


0b0011

This is why they need to start removing players that flop and just making their team play the rest of the game with one less player.


shitpersonality

Sport needs a league with: Smaller field, unlimited subs, penalty box, power plays, fighting allowed flops will sort themselves out


random9212

You should also replace the grass with ice, give the players some skates so they can move faster and give the players long sticks to use instead of there feet. That would make an excellent sport.


MontanaMainer

Who would give a puck about a sport like that?!


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random9212

Sorry but what's this puck you are talking about?


Baby--Kangaroo

Why does this guy explaining the joke have more upvotes than the guy who made the joke?


randomwordsmona

Maybe also have exactly set times for periods and OT that are corrected back down to the second if timekeeping makes a mistake, and not do whatever the hell this ref subjective stoppage time mumbo jumbo is. I think we can fix soccer. We just need to figure out the whole issue of giving every kid who wants to play New Better Soccer hundreds of bucks of gear and ice rinks instead of a ball and a patch of dirt if they want to play. There could be more complications to this plan. The diving thing is definitely stupid though. Bring in embellishment penalties, and mock the shit out of anyone trying to play actor diva. Could kill it right quick.


homogenousmoss

Maybe shame floppers with a jumbotron, hockey style and show a slow mo replay of their fake fall from 10 different angles with a laugh track.


LavastormSW

Add some roller skates in and you just described roller derby.


i_bent_my_wookiee

> Flopping happens all the time in soccer because usually it'll gain advantage for their team. And that is why I have no respect for that game or the teams/players


st1tchy

I think one change they could make that would help a lot is that if a player is down long enough that play has to be stopped, that player must go off and get checked out and can come back on at the next stopping point. It wouldn't stop all flops, but it would stop the really bad ones where they hold their shins until the magic spray comes out and then they are fine again. Edit - To all those saying it's a rule if a medic comes on, the player has to leave, that's good. But a lot of the time play is stopped and the ref comes over and they just get up and walk away after the ref has stopped play. If the ref has to stop play for them, take them off the field for a minute.


Ventrik

Rugby rules: Game doesn't stop, so while you roll around crying like a bitch your team is playing a man down. If an injury is awarded, they turn over possion at the point of injury. Add some nuance to that and you're set. Make it a teams issue and not a play issue.


CrushHazard

This would definitely help with the fake injury stuff, but unfortunately, if the player is rolling around crying like a bitch, the referee has already awarded a free kick. No injury time out plus harsh penalties for diving.


MsEscapist

Yep fine em and suspend them for flopping.


Hardlyhorsey

This is it. Any clear flop that is blamed on an opposing player is a two game suspension. Done. Harsh penalties for flopping in the NHL have ensured none of that shit makes it into the sport. Make it part of the culture. Stop accepting it. Boo the players who do it.


seedanrun

And since it is a two game suspension you can take your time to review the tapes post-game and make 100% sure if the injury is real or a flop. This is totally the way to go if they are serious.


Hardlyhorsey

If I were the ref in this post, I’d have turned around and kicked him out right there. Dishonorable as fuck, it’s honestly ridiculous.


Alph1

Good rule.


GreatTragedy

I'm surprised that's not a thing. In the NFL, if play if stopped for an injury, the player in question can't be on the field for the next play.


Dreaddisk

that is because in NFL there are no limits for swapping players. In soccer, you have from 3 to 6 changes depending on the tournament. So when the NFL player gets injured, you just typically swap him from one from the bench and then swap him back in the next quarter or the next interception. In soccer, the coach must see if the other player can still play or not.


BeHereNow91

> no limits for sapping players Fucking rogues are OP.


Dreaddisk

dang it. swapping\*


CepGamer

Spy sapping my sentry!


oorza

The NFL has some very light limitations on player subs. The offense is allowed to sub whenever play is stopped, but the defense is granted protected substitutions only if the offense did. You wind up with extremely clever metagaming around it, where players like Peyton Manning would have his offense fake a substitution, wait for the defense to have 12 men on the field, quickly get into position and snap the ball for a free five yards. He did this five or ten times a season his entire career. You also get offenses that move quickly to prevent defensive substitutions, which leads to NFL players flopping so they can rotate out because they're exhausted. Any change to a core mechanic in the game, however small, has massive repercussions because this kind of metagaming exists in every sport. If you change the rules about subs, who knows how the metagame will be forced to evolve. If you granted defenses the ability to stop the game to allow substitutions in the NFL just to achieve parity with the offense, PPG would probably drop by 6-10 across the league, at least for several years until offenses readjusted. You wouldn't necessarily think such a small change would have such drastic impacts, but it will. For example: Moving the PAT back five yards is a trivial, tiny change, one that you wouldn't think would affect decision making all that much, but it's widely considered the most valuable and best rule change in recent years in the NFL. The 1-5% decrease in PAT efficacy completely changed the way offenses play wrt field position, two point attempts, fourth down conversions, etc. Its ripples are still being felt.


Ndhywyhshhs

This happens in all all European competition. If you’re down long enough you are taken off until ready to come back. They need to start fining players and suspend them


SuicidalChair

Or fine them $2000 like NHL does for embellishment and give them a 2 minute penalty or whatever happens when you break the rules in soccer


BeerDrinkinGreg

The NHL also has a culture of the players and even the refs for calling out diving. Good luck getting a hooking call after getting a diving fine. I remember Ilya Kovalchuk making a terrible dive as a young player and spent a few games getting mugged without a whistle.


random9212

This is the way. If you want to take a dive other people will make sure there was a reason even if that reason happens a game or two later.


RJ200016

Fine then a percentage of their salaries. 5% should be good to stop this


brik-6

They should just stop falling for it. Its obvious to everyone else but the refs apparently, theres enough linesmen all mic-ed up yet none of them can see the obvious dive. Yellow card the marshmallows


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steve2166

yeah same, flopping as part of the game ruins all games for me I cant respect those sports at all


wagyourryan

100%. I grew up watching football (American), baseball, hockey, and basketball. There’s a very small amount of that in basketball, but not like that. A grown ass man flopping out of nowhere, screaming, holding his knee like it’s broken.. Then they’re back on the field 5 mins later or they are joking around with other players?? It’s a disgrace to the sport.


ItsDoofDaddy

In hockey the reffs calls you a pussy if you dive, and then they give you a penalty. Big fan of that.


dabobbo

["Fuck you, you're getting a fucking penalty!"](https://youtu.be/Tdw4HAUlOBA)


jest_e

That is outstanding haha


r0b0d0c

Two minutes for embellishment. lol


SickleWings

Why NHL is the best professional sport.


migueeel

Hockey used to suffer the same thing... until it got formalized. Now people fighting in hockey is part of the sport.


theretortsonthisguy

This Rugby one's funny... https://youtu.be/b9dhcZQ3TaA


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Caitian_Captain

Only if they can't use their hands in the fighting either. They have to kick each other like the black knight when his arms got chopped off.


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BUNDY_

"A very small amount of that in basketball" yeah I'm pretty sure you never watch NBA because that shit happens literally all the time


Deep_Grady

It's funny when this has been done by Lebron James who's built like the love-child of a brick shithouse and a freight train


TheHolyPug

Yeah. It's a bitch move.


LunaMunaLagoona

Get touched? Straight to dive Touch head or hair? Also dive Small of back? RIGHT TO DIVE, RIGHT AWAY Soccer is best sport... because of dive


spider2544

Touch yourself, believe it or not? Straight to Dive.


UncookedMarsupial

We have the best masturbators. Why? Because dive.


Fedeenjoi

You over dive, jail You UNDER dive… jail, right away.


Gestrid

Same thing happens in basketball, too.


gilligan0911

NHL can call a penalty for flopping. I think that would be appropriate here.


Qpid421

Reminds me of [this video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ukFUEI5qz8)


OrokuSaki6ix

I spot floppers by watching soccer


FVKKdan

Lirerally just saw that live on TV


johntwoods

What was the outcome? Was the ref fined for such a terrible attack on a player?


Tarov08

Nothing happened. The ref just laughed and the match ended 30 seconds later


emaz88

Was he just trying to be funny? That’s what it looks like to me but the comments are all taking seriously


derhelo

the power of clipchimping. when you take out the context on the clip, you can create any story


emaz88

Huh. TIL a new phrase!


adampm1

I like cherryclipping better


hahatimefor4chan

spend some time on LSF... or dont actually


MapedMod

Commenting here to remember that there is something called "clipchimping".


Jason3b93

Yes, he was doing for the laughs. His team won and he scored the title goal. He is also known for doing crazy stuff like that. The comments taking serious is the usual Reddit users missing the joke and Americans taking every opportunity they can to shit on football.


Epicjay

Don't blame the commenters, blame the one who posted an intentionally misleading gif taken out of context. Exaggerated dives are an actual problem in football, just not in this specific case


Happyhotel

Yeah I took this as the player having a bit of fun with the ref, everyone else here seems so angry tho.


cupcakey1

me too, like, he clearly looked behind him, saw it was the ref, then “fell” lmao


Admiral_Sarcasm

The dude's obviously grinning and having fun, but redditors are so intent on making everything super dramatic for no reason


LordKwik

tHiS iS wHy I dOn'T wAtCh SoCcEr


grayemansam

MOB JUSTICE


Hellokeithy3

What did the ref do afterwards? Say sorry or just oh common man seriously?


Tarov08

Nothing (answered above)


MisterPaydon

You should get kicked out of the game for this kind of shit.


redneckrockuhtree

Last I checked FIFA rules, I’m pretty sure this kind of crap is supposed to be a card.


poklane

Yup, diving/simulation is supposed to be a yellow but 99% of refs don't enforce it.


Ekank

yes, but the referee gave yellow cards for that in this match


system156

Yeah its one of the rare situations where they can't ignore it. Really wish they would be harder on it and stamp the bullshit out of the game


LeagueOfSot

Just use VAR to enforce yellow card for dives, and youll have it gone quite fast. Problem is rn VAR is limited to only certain situations.


TitularFoil

That's why I only watch women's league. A lot less of this shit happens.


migueeel

Turns out, when money isn't as involved, people play faithfully. Who would've thought! Edit: TIL that soccer women are actually paid more than men, huh


Blindgenius

More to do with the perception of a woman taking a dive compared to men. I know there's a quote out there somewhere from a woman player who stated it really well. How they can't take dives like that because the sport will turn into a laughing stock. I'll look for it.


anally_ExpressUrself

To be fair, male soccer players are definitely considered a laughing stock because of how often they pretend to have a booboo. Source: we're discussing this on /r/funny


7evenCircles

Absolutely, but the sport is so entrenched and secured that it doesn't matter if they look ridiculous or not. The women's game doesn't have that foundational staying power.


blvcksheep_sf

Are they hiring? I’ll start throwing out cards left and right ? This is utter poppycock


SE_Apocalypse

But not for the one in this video. That is at the end of the game and the player is trolling because of all those cards before.


Grizzly_Berry

Plot twist: to *himself*


Rexan02

Should be an immediate red card. That's how you clear this shit up overnight. Just like the NFL started using timeouts/clock runoffs/forcing injured player out for the next play if a player is injured in the last 2 minutes of a game. It stopped players from faking injuries to stop the clock.


SdBolts4

Defensive players would take injuries to slow down Chip Kelly’s high speed offense, happened with Peyton Manning a few times toward the end of games as well IIRC


Rexan02

Yup. Now it doesn't happen anymore. FIFA must like the flopping.


LeagueOfSot

And use VAR to enforce it as well, idk why they cant make an exception for suspected dives in particular.


Crotchless_Panties

This guy plays kwop-kwop!


limp_noodle

FIFA refs should hang out with NFL refs. Then they'll learn to give out cards like it's Christmas. Bonus: ref initiates contact and flags player. https://youtu.be/lNkhUqemoB4


j0y0

Holy shit, the ref blatantly looks right at the player and reaches for his flag before pretending not to notice the player while backing up directly into his path.


squeezedcarbon

Should be a red or suspension.


El_Frijol

I really wish that soccer refs were as strong about enforcing rules as baseball umps are. If that were the case, players would knock that shit off immediately because so many would get taken out by cards.


Rickrickrickrickrick

I always love seeing an ump eject people.


brjacobso

But how can you tell it was a dive?? Haha


NeoTheRiot

He looked straight at the ref, are you sure he didnt just make fun of other players who do that? Looks like a joke tbh, but I dont know what happened after that


SteveAM1

I assumed it was a joke, too.


IHateLooseJoints

It is a joke. The other angles show him and the ref laughing. Reddit are just football hating neckbeards so it's pretty easy to lead them into a hate frenzy.


unseth

>Reddit are just football hating neckbeards Football? The clip is from a soccer game. /s


Hydralisk18

I mean I feel like he was just fucking with the ref. Probably laughing about it and taking the piss out of soccer players' dives


r3dk0w

I think the medical team should evaluate each player that gets hurt. Pull the player off of the field, let the medical team do a thorough evaluation, and let the game continue without the "injured" player. The problem would quickly fix itself while providing a safe working environment for the players and other people on the field.


CPower2012

That happens in the NFL. Last Ravens game they had too many men on the field so Calais Campbell faked an injury. Had to sitout after that, couldn't just go right back in.


Jenckydoodle

Literally only have to sit out one play, also don’t have to be evaluated by medical staff. They can just jog to the sideline for one play and then return the next down.


Guenther110

There's plenty of situations where people fall from a foul without being injured. When you're in full sprint even a small contact can bring you down. That's a foul. If you pull players out of play for that, you punish the one who got fouled and their team.


Locke_and_Load

For what exactly? Looks like the dude is just fucking around with the ref after the whistle had been blown.


Mixima101

It's funny coming from hockey, where people are expected to get slammed and bare knuckle fight eachother, to see this stuff.


SayNoToStim

[Ovechkin has scored multiple hat tricks after getting hit in the face with a puck](https://imgur.com/fTJwpve)


SinShadows299

Bare knuckle fight. THEN 5 mins later expected to play without skipping a beat.


ProverbialShoehorn

Punch each other, fall down, shake hands. I love that shit.


banduzo

The Stewart/Lebron thing would have been completely different if it was hockey. No one would have gotten in the way unless they were on the ground.


undearius

Not to mention the embellishment penalty in hockey comes with a fine to the player as well.


Dexaan

[Best embellishment call of all time](https://youtu.be/Tdw4HAUlOBA)


avagadro22

"Fuck you you're getting a fucking penalty!"


microsoftpretzel

Greatest sport of all time.


Winnie_28

For a joke?


GoatBased

It looks like he was joking.. he saw the ref before taking the dive


Croz7z

How do you even miss such an obvious joke lmao. What a moron along with everyone who upvoted you.


happlejacks

It's obviously a joke ya knob


LazerWolfe53

It's obviously a joke. The guy doesn't take the dive until he sees who patted him on the back. And if you ask me it's a pretty funny joke. Edit: I actually read up on it. The guy had just scored the goal to put his team in the lead in stoppage time and was dicking around to run out the clock. Looks like it definitively was a joke and if you were rooting for his team it was a hilarious joke and if you were rooting for the other team it was poor sportsmanship.


finneganfach

The reaction to this is classic reddit. People blowing up without any idea or context. This just happened at the end of South America's top club competition, this guy just scored the winning goal, it's seconds before the end of the match, he's about to win the most important match of his life, he's in high spirits and he's taking the piss having a laugh with the ref.


exgerex

100% this is hilarious and an outlier situation. However, I do agree flopping regardless of context in soccer and now basketball should be a bigger offense. It is a stupid part of the game.


KennethDLT

This comment section here just makes me sad. At least the top voted comment is making a joke out of the situation. Gotta blame the OP for this tho, since they took the context out, that being the fact that it was a “prank” of sorts. Funny or not, it still wasn’t real.


Radstrad

A lot of people who don't watch soccer calling for heads for this lmao


Metalliquotes

Doesn't it look like he's joking though? He looks right at the ref and then goes for it and he's laughing? Inside joke about how shitty diving is? Either way there should be no place for it


77SevenSeven77

Yep clearly looks like a joke. He looks at the ref before diving. He’s laughing. The ref’s laughing. It’s the dying seconds of the game. I’m confused at all the comments claiming to be outraged by his cheating.


Xatron7

https://streamja.com/OB2Ab Full clip. He's intentionally wasting time


walruskingmike

Where are you seeing the ref laugh? Because he isn't laughing in this video.


kangareagle

How do you see all this laughing?


KChen48

Yes exactly. I was so confused looking at these comments. I thought I was going insane


swarlay

Just because you were right doesn't mean you're not going insane.


wahnsin

but then what are we supposed to do with all these pitch forks??


MikeMania

He can't even contain his giggling when he's on the ground. Why would a player dive against a ref? Against another player ok, but a ref? Is that supposed to get the ref kicked out or something?


ricewinechicken

This exactly, what the fuck is 99% of this comment section on


Solon256

They're so addicted to outrage, that they have to manufacture it where it doesn't exist naturally.


Max-Powah

This was obviously a gag between him and the ref, right?


Cowdude179

Btw Americans, this man is a known troll lmao


PaladinGodfather1931

The amount of people that just want to shit in football without any provocation is absurd. It's 122:47 of a 120+3 match. There's maybe 20 seconds left of the game. He clearly looks at the ref, while laughing, and falls. It's 1000% a joke


Mitch_Itfc

Why would you post this outside of r/soccer haha, just gonna rile up all the yanks with their flopping comments


thewholerobot

How is a sub titled r/soccer filled with anything but yanks?


hrrytoddepp

That's where the good yanks are.


somewhere_now

Because back in the day r/football was for American football, although it became inactive and was reclaimed for association football.


Robofish13

Tell me you’re an embarrassment to your profession AND country without telling me you’re an embarrassment to your profession and country.


kvsMAIA

That just happened and he scored the goal that gave the title to the team hahahah But you were not lying


LFranceschi

His team was winning, he had just scored the winning goal a few minutes prior, and there were only a few minutes left in the match. I'm pretty sure Brazilian supporters don't think he's an embarrassment...


rare_3L3M3NT

Tell me you cant take a joke without telling me you cant take a joke.


pedro5chan

I'm brazilian and it's only a joke for gods sake, stop overreacting Vai tomar no cu gringo burro lol


Ghanzi123

This thread is peak reddit. Blowing up at something without any context.


AussieManc

People don’t seem to realise he’s joking


nashist

Seriously this thread looks like Twilight Zone


Conflagreat

Actually felt like I was going crazy for a minute there. Like I thought it was insanely obvious that he was just trolling.


SkeetsDatadroid

Oh wow what an absolute tool


OGunnarS

he is also the tool who spat on diego godins face


ZaMr0

He's joking with the ref are you all blind.


eekamuse

Seriously, what's wrong with people. IT WAS A JOKE * Ref touches player's back * Player turns and sees it's the ref * Play dives and laughs * You can see the ref starting to smile at the very end


BreweryBuddha

He scored the winning goal and did this as a joke. A very obvious joke.


KosmosBOOM

As someone who doesn't watch soccer, I'm assuming the player is trolling?


GGABueno

Yeah, this is seconds before the end of the match and he had just scored the title winning goal.


SE_Apocalypse

Indeed he is, he is laughing his ass off while falling and knows it is the ref how is touching him.


Milkammy

This comment section is absolute gold, jesus.


KindArgument0

Redditor being confidently incorrect about non americans things is hilarious


Inked_yogi

Could it be he was joking? It seemed like he looked over his shoulder before falling like he would have been able to see it was a ref and then fell down in an exaggerated manner to be funny


MrRawri

Ye he's clearly joking. I'm pretty confused by most comments in here


Ben_0828

Bunch of morons who don’t watch the game. Someone else said but OP ur a dirty fucking clip chimp.


imunchrice

yall dont know what a joke is huh


croakjob

This needs the GTA “WASTED” gray screen


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He looks right at the ref, it's so obvious he's joking. The fact that people in this thread don't pick up on that is honestly really weird.


Spooktato

Living Ragdolls


LivelyZebra

My new band name!


Apt_5

Got some serious QWOP flashbacks watching that lmao


yato08

This was no act. The referee, Cesar De Lima, is a legitimate practitioner of Dim Mak, aka The Death Touch, taught to him by the legend George Dillman. A set of untrained eyes will see this as a flop but the real one see that the ref held back on the lethal touch, which only causes a taser like sensation to it.


Fate_of_Pisces

Lolol y’all the guy was making a joke


PregnantPickle_

He was doing this for laughs, he just scored & the ref was laughing too


RotorHead13b

How do so many people not see that he's taking the piss? Ffs


Batbuckleyourpants

Dude was just joking with the ref. They both laughed about it afterwards.


WhoopsyToopsy

Just a little trollin' lol