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Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:25 am
Edited on: March 7, 2012 11:38 am
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By Brian Stubits

Giving cards for diving in soccer? I'm all for that. Whatever they can do to cut diving out of the game is for the good.

Giving cards to guys unconscious on a stretcher for diving? Ummm, that's a little bit different. I know soccer players will sometimes go to pretty incredible lengths to draw penalties, but can it really be considered a dive when a player is concussed and had three vertebrae displaced because of an elbow on a jump ball in the box? If so, that's some dedicated acting.

This was the scene in a Belgian amateur match.

Yes, that is the referee holding up a yellow card to Julien Lecomte while he sits on a stretcher. Considering it was Lecomte's second yellow of the game, the referee then pulls out the red card. Naturally, his team is just a little miffed. As am I.

Hat tip to Yard Barker

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Since: Oct 25, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 4:05 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

This "sport" is a joke unless you're greasy, Euro-Trash!
mmmmmm.... greasy euro-trash.  love 'em



Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 3:53 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

@rdemps,  because football is a contact sport and soccer is a bunch of fairies putting on a play?



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:53 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

How about a definition of what diving is in soccer.  Because I didn't see any of what I would consider "diving".  Where was the diving at?  And how the heck did he get hurt?



Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:32 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

Soccer players, coaches, refs and whacked out fans with their creepy, moaning chants should all receive permanent "red cards".
This "sport" is a joke unless you're greasy, Euro-Trash!




Since: Feb 8, 2008
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:31 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

Forgive me is this sounds ignorant, but where was the dive? They both jumped up to head the ball. Does "dive" mean something different in soccer?



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:15 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

I think you are missing the point. The referee was obviously WAY WRONG, as this was not an act by the player. The referee just assumed he was faking because it is very common.



Since: Jun 22, 2007
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:11 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

The team cares if he gets a redcard because then the rest of the team has to play the rest of the game with ten guys. 



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: March 7, 2012 2:00 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

Who freakin cares if he gets a red card.. not the injured dude! He's obviously not going to be playing in the rest of the game anyway. Get the poor guy to a hospital and don't cry about the rules of the game.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 1:54 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

After I pulled out my Flemish/English dictionary, I realized that the host's discussion centered around a red card given for delay of game since the injured player would not remove himself and his stretcher from the field of play within a reasonable time.



Since: Jan 15, 2012
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

This is just another example of how soccer culture is pathetic. 
We just got past the guy who wouldn't shake a players hand because he was black, got suspended and then wouldn't shake his hand when his suspension was over, the whole investigation around rigged matches across FIFA and the huge riot in Egypt preventing fans from attending the rest of that leagues season. The bad soccer press just continues.
This is almost as bad as the guy who got red carded recently for defending himself from an attacking fan. I just don't understand how these things continue to happen and soccer is still the most loved sport worldwide. 


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