I’m a big fan of sports, all of them. One of my great favourites is soccer (or football, depending where you’re from). I deeply believe in team work and tactics drive me crazy. I can literally spend entire nights just watching games over and over again in order to figure out why coaches make certain substitutions or how a shift in systems ends up changing the result of a match in just a few minutes. I enjoy the complexity and deep thinking involved in the game, but there are other things that I don’t appreciate as much or, to put it in a totally honest way, I despice.
I can’t understand why so many players (and I don’t want to say most players just because I’m in a good mood) constantly fake injuries or dive in the pitch trying to fool the ref. Well, I do understand it, but I most definitely don’t like it. I feel like it takes away a big part of all the dignity and transparency that should be involved in a team competition, and ends up turning a game into a situation where everything goes as long as we win the match. Don’t you think this is something to look into?