Football video: Brazilian footballer pretends to be hit by linesman’s flag

Posted by - March 13, 2009 - Football videos, South America

The most pointless piece of playacting ever

When Originaldo broke his duck and a fence in the match between Corinthians and Palmeiras this understandably caught our attention. The same match featured this beauty though.

We know diving is cheating and wrong and evil, but we can at least see the perks of getting an opponent sent-off or winning a penalty for your side. What we don’t understand is what you stand to gain by diving after pretending the linesman has hit you with his flag… Sergio Escudero is the man with no shame.