Thursday, July 2, 2015

Alex Morgan flops like LeBron James

I realize I'm a little late on this, but it's still relevant since the U.S. women are about to take on Japan in the World Cup Final on Sunday.  The Americans are playing for the championship in large part because Alex Morgan took a dive:

Who's committing a foul here?
Admittedly, I am anything but an expert in the way soccer should be officiated.  But if I were refereeing this in the NBA, it looks likes either a no-call, or an offensive foul as a charge or a flop, take your pick.  As you can see in the full highlight video (at the one-minute mark), it appears as though Morgan was about to run the other women over, so instead she jumped on top of her, then fell to the ground and acted like she'd been shot.

The U.S. was awarded a penalty kick, which made the score 1-0.  The final margin was 2-0, but Germany was forced to play a different game once it fell behind.

Having said that, I'm still pumped to root for the U.S. in the Final.  I just wanted to point out that women's soccer features the same garbage acting that is becoming prominent in many major sports.

It's funny that LeBron's constant pretending to be hurt finally got him legitimately hurt
Does LeBron James think the rules of physics don't apply to him?
Why won't anybody call out LeBron for being a liar?

1 comment:

  1. This is pretty much how soccer is played. You whine, flail your arms and then pretend to be injured until the game moves on. In other words, this Morgan play is similar to a three pointer in basketball. lol


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