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Originally Posted by NJReds
It's fairly common. And it's annoying. The refs get criticized for calls/non-calls on fouls - but honestly from their perspective, it's tough to tell with these guys diving around the pitch. In hockey, diving is considered taboo .. in soccer, it's accepted for the most part.
I'd agree - as a 18 year referee in everything from kindergarten games to small college - that it is difficult to tell. However, rest assured that if we know it's a fake dive, the punishment is swift. Mandatory Yellow for unsporting behavior.
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