If you've watched much soccer, then you probably know all too well how common it is for players to recoil at the slightest contact, crumbling to the ground, hoping for a whistle from the referee. Everyone knows it happens, and it's probably not good for the sport, but when Americans complain about it, we hear that it's no use. "Flopping has always been a part of the game," soccer fans say.â†µ
It's soccer's version of fighting in hockey.
And speaking of fighting... Even by soccer's lofty standards of cowardice, this next video is pretty amazing. Watch closely at the 20-second mark as a Chilean soccer player
gets punched in the face punches himself in the face:
(HT: Four Four Two)