I love soccer and I like a good duel. A perfectly placed tackle, a pass over 40 metres, a brilliant dribble resulting in a magnificent goal. But what I hate are players that play foul and players that play like someone attempted to kill them. They scream for two minutes but stand up and play like nothing ever happened. I had it with that. I don’t watch full matches anymore. Only the highlights… But they also call it a highlight when something happens like that.
My idea is a fair play campaign that could be turned into a rule. When somebody is playing la commedia dell’arte, the fourth ref can alert the main referee and should give the player a yellow card. Soccer is so much nicer when it’s played fair and fast.