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@Beauner wrote:

@Border Gopher wrote:

I just think the play acting is reason #16243 that more Americans don’t watch soccer. The MLS is at a low standard (but always getting a little better) and the national team is pretty mediocre without any star players. The Copa America should be fun to watch, but it will will also include players trying to get other players sent off by exaggerating injuries.

I’ve watched a few games as a non-soccer fan and can see why people like it but all the flopping and acting like a sniper took you down when somebody coughed in your direction really makes it hard for me to enjoy it.
I know it’s becoming commonplace but it is a huge bummer to see a guy roll around on the ground for 3 minutes after somebody bumped into him with the same force that a grandma bumps into another grandma at the quilt store.

That usually makes it easier to know who is faking it. The more dramatic the rolling around, the less likely anyone is actually hurt.