Chinese soccer player doesn’t care for diving, tries dragging “injured” opponent off field

Now here’s something we’d all like to see more of in soccer—in a recent Chinese Super League game between Shanghai Shenhua (who once had Nicolas Anelka and Didier Drogba on their squad) and Changchun Yatai, Shenhua’s Wang Shouting—yes, Wang Shouting—was not impressed with what he thought was a blatant dive by Yatai’s Matt McKay, whose team was up 1-0 at the time, thinking the only reason that McKay had flopped to the turf with an apparent injury was to run out the clock.

So Shouting did what any frustrated soccer player would do in that situation—he started dragging McKay off the pitch in order to get play resumed quicker.

Not everybody was enamored with Shouting’s decision to yank the splayed Aussie off the field, as the ref handed him a yellow card of the game, and since that was the Shenhua midfielder’s second yellow of the match, the official produced a red card and sent Shouting off. It would have been more appropriate to give Wang Shouting some sort of award or monetary prize, not just for the awesomeness of his name, but for trying to clean up diving in soccer, one worthless flopper at a time.

[Dirty Tackle]

 

About the author: Jeff Greenwell

 

Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.

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