Most dives are fine. Some dives are bad. But few dives are so egregious that you skip over the whole “Should the player get a yellow for that?” logic and instead head right to the barn for the pitchfork. Valencia youth teamer David Pascual pulled off one of those:


He’s just a kid, so he probably deserves a chance to make up for it. But maybe not.

Update [February 11th]: Well, this is awkward. Turns out, the kid wasn’t diving at all, and actually had just torn his ACL. Since they asked—

—I guess I should say it: I’m sorry for wishing death upon a kid I erroneously thought was diving. Get well soon, kid.


h/t Ian

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