Originally Posted by Sukoshi84
I can understand a statement of "all players exaggerate in some manner, and at some point throughout their career"
There are a few videos made attempting to show Messi diving, of the 3 instances shown... contact is made all 3 times but only one is a legit dive. So i take it back... Messi has taken a dive once, throw in a few times he has exaggerated.
Here is some real diving.....
Ronaldo Olympic diving qualification
Using your standards of contact meaning its not a dive 90% of that video isn't diving.
The thing which really annoys me most about Messi is how incredible strong he is on the ball in and around the box he's impossible to dislodge but on the halfway line it's a different matter a strong glare will send him down its done entirely for the other team to pick up yellow cards its just plain wrong they don't even use the free kick half the time to go forward they just play it short