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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
 

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

Comments

Since: Aug 11, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

holy crap soccer sucks



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: March 7, 2012 12:32 pm
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

yeah, but in american football, they all wear pillows over their whole body.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: March 7, 2012 11:55 am
 

Concussed soccer player given red card for diving

Didn't look any worse than what happens in American Football every play and to an extent the NBA. He does look hurt though.


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