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In Defense Of Diving


Sometimes you’re standing there and someone comes flying in, so you move your leg out of the way or you go to ground because you’re scared of getting hit. If I leave my leg there so the referee can see it’s a foul, I risk suffering a big injury.

(Source: Liverpool Echo | Liverpool FC’s Luis Suarez says his critics are wasting their time)


It’s a fast-paced game.

If you’ve ever played the game, at any level, you’ll quickly appreciate the fine line of getting injured and going to ground “needlessly”.

I disagree with the antics following the plummet but just because someone goes to ground easily does not infer they are looking for a call.

It might be they are simply looking to prevent injury.