I write this article after the Club World Cup final where Chelsea lost 1-0 to Corinthians. Although as a Chelsea fan I’ll accept that Corinthians were the better side and were evidently more clinical, what I won’t accept is the diving that the Corinthians players undertook throughout the whole game. Diving and falling to the ground easily is something that angers me so much and just makes me feel sick.
So many times I’ve seen games ruined by players falling to the ground so easily in order to gain free-kicks and the referees falling for it, while I find myself frustrated and tempted to switch over. It’s the worst part about football, and quite frankly it’s enough to make me fall out of love with the beautiful game.