Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sex and Soccer: #dontfakeit

Posted By on Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Loving the World Cup? Then yeah, this Durex ad for condoms makes absolute sense.

Soccer players, especially our Latino brothers, know the art of dramatizing fake fouls with fake injuries in order to get a penalty called against the opposing team.

But if they #dontfake it, where's the fun in that?

More on flopping and evidently American soccer's dislike of this soccer tradition in the Wire:

Another World Cup has begun and that means another opportunity to explain away America's global soccer failures on our stubborn obsession with fairness and sportsmanship.

Experts agree that American soccer players are particularly bad at one essential skill of the sport: flopping. On the cusp of the U.S. team's opening match against Ghana, The New York Times reminded us why the U.S. just doesn't flop very well, or much at all. The practice of the flop is a tried-and-true method of manipulating each game's referee to make calls go your way by aggressively exaggerating fouls or the appearance of fouls. The benefit — as Brazil's Fred showed on the opening day of the World Cup (image above) — can be as decisive as an occasional undeserved penalty kick.

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