Introducing the NBA’s ‘flopping’ rules to football

Introducing the NBA’s ‘flopping’ rules to football
Thursday, 24 January 2013 By Francisco Larios

Diving is a common occurrence in football. It seems inevitable that at least once every game a player will swan-dive into the ground, clutch his leg in anguish, and then roll around frantically, all while screaming in blood-curdling agony. As he continues to flail and flounder about the field, replays show that the opposing player made absolutely no contact with the 'fouled' player, whom spectators now view as worthy of an Oscar for his 'performance'.

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Francisco Larios

Francisco Larios

Francisco is an American attorney who specializes in International Sports Law. He currently works at Coccia De Angelis Pardo & Associati, where he represents professional athletes, coaches and clubs before the FIBA Basketball Arbitral Tribunal and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. He has also worked as an immigration attorney assisting athletes and entertainers.

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