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Tottenham Cheat Their Way to a Draw at Anfield Against Liverpool

Posted on 4 Feb, 2018, by in Soccer

Twice Mohamed Salah put Liverpool ahead in their big match against Tottenham. Once it was a terrific Victor Wanyama strike that equalized. The second time, deep in injury time, it … More

Christian Benteke & Liverpool Dive & Cheat to Beat Crystal Palace

Posted on 6 Mar, 2016, by in Soccer

It hasn’t been a good debut season for Christian Benteke at Liverpool. But things did get better as the Belgian striker pulled off a massive sting with a dive in the Crystal Palace penalty area, earning an undeserved penalty and converting from the spot himself to score the winning goal in a 2-1 victory. More

Oscar Fakes Getting Hurt, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Gets Sent Off

Posted on 11 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

The work of Jose Mourinho paid off, getting into the head of referee Bjorn Kuipers, falling for the pathetic act by Oscar which got Zlatan Ibrahimovic sent off in the Champions League match between Chelsea and PSG. More

Manchester United vs Arsenal – Michael Oliver is the Real Star

Posted on 9 Mar, 2015, by in Soccer

In the FA Cup quarter final between Manchester United and Arsenal (Gunners winning 2-1) it was Michael Oliver, the referee, who stole the spotlight with his excellent officiating and consistent punishment to those trying to cheat through diving, like Angel di Maria and Adnan Januzaj. More

Harry Kane Proves It Pays Off to Dive & Cheat

Posted on 22 Feb, 2015, by in Soccer

Football needs replays, as in replays to help referees, who make pathetic decisions like the one that gave Tottenham a 96th minute penalty kick after a pitiful dive from Harry Kane. More

Walace of Brazil Takes Time Wasting to a Whole New Disgusting Level

Posted on 27 Jan, 2015, by in Soccer

Cheating, diving, time wasting and faking injuries are huge ills of the most popular sport in the world, yet it’s not going anywhere. Brazilian defender Walace took it to a whole new disgusting level in the South American U-20 championship match between Brazil and Uruguay that ended in a 0-0 draw. More

Cristiano Ronaldo – Great Player, but a Diver & Cheater as well

Posted on 7 Dec, 2014, by in Soccer

All the goals, hat tricks, celebrations and titles won’t take away from the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of the problem in football today. As great of a player that he is, he’s also a symbol for diving and cheating. Being a huge role model and hero to millions, some might say it’s a problem. More

Real Madrid – Cristiano Ronaldo Can’t Stop Diving & Cheating

Posted on 2 Oct, 2014, by in Soccer

It’s sad that the second best footballer in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid if you had a shred of a doubt about the identity, needs to resort to constant diving in order to get himself cheap penalties – for wins, for goals, and to unethically break records. More

Netherlands & Arjen Robben Know it Pays Off to Dive & Cheat

Posted on 30 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

It pays off to try and cheat in football matches. It doesn’t mean that Rafa Marquez didn’t foul Arjen Robben in that highly controversial decision deep into injury time that won the match for the Netherlands against Mexico. What it does mean that if you want to do well in the World Cup, having someone who isn’t shy of diving and attempting to cheat on the team doesn’t hurt. More

On Brazil, Diving and one Awful Referee

Posted on 13 Jun, 2014, by in Soccer

Opening matches in the World Cup are sometimes dull affairs. Brazil facing Croatia was anything but with goals, some impressive ball playing skills from Neymar and Oscar but also another side of football which we can do without: Referees deciding matches, as Yuichi Nishimura saw a penalty where there was none, already giving us the first controversy of the tournament. More