With the World Cup winding down and the United States eliminated, the public’s interest in the game seems to be waning. With the uncertain future of the NBA through free agency and MLB’s All Star game fast approaching, foreign soccer just isn’t cutting it anymore.
Although there have been a few compelling storylines thus far in the “Beautiful Game,” many believe the game has gone ugly. With the swarm of bees swarming around the camera, who can watch the game in peace?! I don’t even think I could be in the stadium with those bees! I mean…
Wait… Those aren’t bees?
Right. I knew those were Vuvuzelas…
Regardless, the acting that has been taking place on the pitch should qualify the World Cup for an Oscar! I understand that exaggerating fouls to get calls has been a part of the game for a long time and gamesmanship is present in any sport – but it’s gotten a bit out of control in South Africa.
Best example of this was the Brazil v. Cote d’Ivoire match. Late in the match, 2007 Fifa Player of the Year uni-named star Kaka lightly tapped Cote d’Ivoire’s Kader Keita’s chest with his elbow. Keita flops to the ground, writhing in pain, grabbing his face.
Watch the video here
Brilliant! Well congrats Keita. Kaka got a red card.. but you still lost the game!
To be like Keita, all you have to do is follow these simple steps to learn how to be a proper soccer actor extraordinaire.