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What I think a real killjoy about today's soccer is what is called "simulation". A player is dribbling and his opponents are trying to charge the ball, when he suddenly holds up his hands like Superman and dives beautifully to the ground. -- Cheating. He is simulating a victim of a tackle to claim a foul and a free kick. Besides, the fake "victims" will almost always roll around the ground in agony as if they got a nice kick by a kickboxer. Hey, are soccer players such fragile athletes? There sure exist this kind of players in the soccer world. I'm fed up with those scenes.

I could be naive and lame. But don't they have pride as first-class sportsmen? I don't want to see cheapie swindlers in supposed-to-be exciting matches.


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