Originally Posted by Sukoshi84
Messi doesn't dive..
He has only a handful of times exaggerated a call, but that's only happened with Argentina and that was significantly back in the day.
I'm getting sucked into this when I really don't want to be, but what you are saying is just demonstratively wrong. A 10 second youtube search proves it.
That was an indisputable dive, last year, while on Barca. Kudos to that ref. I'm glad Messi got caught and booked for that, I wish more players would.
He's clearly favored by a lot of people for being an insanely good player, but that doesn't mean he doesn't dive. The fact that other players dive doesn't mean he doesn't dive. I just think it's kind of a ridiculous argument. It's professional soccer, these guys are trained to take dives from the day they start kicking a ball.