i can't stand up for falling down
Diving/Cheating/Gamesmanship (whatever the correct term is) this week. Man Utd's Young was fouled for a penalty but the nature of his extravagant tumble heaped, rightful, derision upon him. Drogba used it as a tactic to break up Barcelona's rhythm. No tears for Barca though; they are the masters of manipulating officials.
What is contentious is that this behaviour is viewed in very different ways all across the football world.The view generally seems to be based on the allegiance of the beholder.
Breaking the laws of the game goes on every matchday. Whether it be the standard claiming of throw ins and corners or not taking Free Kicks from the correct place, all players are at it. Is Diving/Cheating/Gamesmanship any worse? You either adhere to the laws or you don't and righteous indignation is a thin line to tread without inevitable claims of hypocrisy.
If we are all honest I think we all would have turned that selective vision on for that one.