AFL les­son for div­ing di­vas

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - Letters -

It isn’t ev­ery day that a Brazil­ian foot­ball star re­ceives a les­son in re­silience from an AFL goal um­pire, but yes­ter­day was just such an oc­ca­sion. Syd­ney Swans fans watch­ing yes­ter­day’s vic­tory over Mel­bourne re­coiled at an ac­ci­den­tal col­li­sion be­tween 100kg Demons de­fender Os­car McDon­ald and slightly built Chelsea Rof­fey. To ev­ery­body’s great re­lief, how­ever, Rof­fey im­me­di­ately stood up and con­tin­ued of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Com­pare that with the div­ing an­tics of Brazil­ian for­ward Ney­mar dur­ing the re­cent World Cup. Let’s hope Ney­mar sees a clip of Rof­fey and in fu­ture thinks bet­ter of fak­ing in­jury.

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