Bundesliga Investigating a Different Sorta Dive
Since when did Deutschland move to southern Europe?
Not to sound too chauvinistic, but if a philosophical conversation would ever turn to who'd take flopping in football to creative new heights, the first conference that'd come to mind might be one from Portugal, Spain, and/or Italy.
But the Germans?
Clearly, Bayer Leverkusen coach Heiko Herrlich has none.
Die Werkself is a proud club, formed in 1904, and is better than what Herrlich has done in its match against Borussia Mönchengladbach.
How did he figure he could take a dive from the touchline and get away with it?
Seriously, turn in your passport.
Quite rightly, the German FA is taking a hard look at obvious evidence, and a ban must be the only result.
There was at least some premeditation put into this.
Herrlich's eyes were fixed on the referee and his angle vis-à-vis the position of 'Gladbach's Denis Zakaria.
In this day and age, with cameras everywhere and the Bundesliga drawing a worldwide TV audience, how could he not know someone would have a better view and it'd go viral?
This is definitely a reputation denter.
As the Scots say, you may be Angus the carpenter for 20 years, but spend a stolen moment with one sheep ...