Players who dive
May 19, 2009 5:50am CST
In the Uk premiership there are alot of players who dive to get players sent off or who do some play acting and now this is ruining what used to be a beautiful game. My question is how do you think players who dive should be punished to stop them doing it in the future? personally i believe if a player dives and the referee sees it then he should be banned for the rest of the season and his wages suspended so he isnt paid. Then he has a loss of income and the team suffer as a result of his actions, also before the start of the season all the players should be made to sign a contract agreeing that if they dive then they agree with the actions and punishments that will be taken. What do you think?
20 May 09
i think there are many player who dive to get a free kick, penalty or to sent out the opposite's player. in premiere league the example player is didier drogba, usually if he drible the ball on penalty area and if the opposite's player have a contact with him, he always geting down to get a penalty kick. i think this is very hurt the fairplay, and the rule is right if the referee see very clear the player is diving, the player should be booked and a red card is very right punishment
20 May 09
I think penalty is okay for any player that dive because some of the player that dive some of it happen to be a mistake,so no need of banned,because if a player that mistakely dive is banned you see the reffere have destroyed the team plan on that season and if his wages is suspended after they have banned him you that you are making life convinient for the player just because of mistake dive is too much. so penalty is okay for any dive player so the players we no that if they dive that is one lost goal.
• United States
19 May 09
I do think that players who dive are a problem. I really can ruin the game! In the NHL, diving is a penalty. If the ref catches you diving, you can get a penalty just like anything else! That means that your team will be down one player for 2 minutes. It makes it much easier for the opposing team to score. And much harder for your team to hold them off. I think the penalty is a good punishment. It hurts the whole team. It has really helped hockey. I have seen far less dives since they implemented that rule. I think your suggestion is a bit harsh. There is a judgment to a diving call. What one person says is diving, another person wont. I think a penalty should be given. If the same person is constantly getting diving penalties than game suspensions and fines would be a good next step.