Much has been said about play-acting in football matches and we all agree that the players themselves have come to the fore and demand their colleagues to stop this form of cheating. Aston Villa midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker is one such player who wants this play-acting evil in the game to be bannished for good.
The former West Ham United star blasts those who commit themselves to cheating by putting the wool on the referees’s decision when they pretend to be injured when they are not. He says:
I’ll continue to be very passionate and committed but I think there are a lot more theatrical falls now and that’s killing the game. Players are getting booked for nothing. It’s not even a man’s game at times. You can’t really get physical any more. I thought football was a physical game but now, if you slightly touch a player, they go down and do 20 rolls and a back-flip to get you cautioned.
We the football lovers do want feiging of injuries to end sooner rather than later and we can only thank the likes of Reo-Coker for making us believe that all players are not cheats.