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Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Where attempted murder happens
No he didn't. And I didn't contradict myself, you've merely pulled out words with no context. Going down easily could be a player being weak, j-rod and lallana for us are great examples. They get pushed off the ball so easily it's frustrating. But that isn't diving. Diving is going down under minimal or no contact, and now get ready because this is where the key point comes in which you seem to be ignoring, looking to and complaining to the ref so as to manipulate him into giving a decision your way. Had j-rod looked to the ref and appealed for the foul, then you would be right he would have dived. But he didn't. The ref just instant,y blew for the penalty.
Blame j-rod for being weak, a coward for not taking a bit of contact, or unsportsmanlike for not telling the ref that he made a mistake. But a dive it wasn't.
The gif shows he moved his leg out of harms way as tackle was coming in. Had he not done that the tackle would have got him. His momentum is forward. Then as can be clearly seen he swipes his leg back. Simple physics tells you that would lead to him going only one way. What the gif fails to show was once he hits the deck he doesn't look for a decision. But the whistle gets blown instantly. Refs fault, not the players.
Last edited by Ali Dia; 01-13-2013 at 04:59 AM.