Originally Posted by Rush
Going to ground without contact, or exaggerating minimal contact. Textbook case there, it was a blatent dive.
Thank you this is exactly what I'm after, discussion. Based on your definition I can completely understand why you have concluded he has dived.
My opinion on diving differs in that I feel a 'dive' is a player intentionally going down under little or no contact looking for a foul. My argument which I have no issue if you disagree with is that I see no evidence from looking at Jays reaction that he looked for a foul. If anything your definition simple as it is almost implies that if a player goes down easily he has dived which to me is too simplistic. To me the reason diving is cheating is because the player is looking for the foul when he takes his tumble. Under my definition a player merely going down easily is not a dive if he hasn't looked for the foul.
So I hope you can understand based off my definition why I feel it wasn't a dive and why I feel it differs to say some of the things Bale or Suarez do where there intention is to go down because they are looking for the foul.