In English football - more so than in any other country - wingers and forwards, or any other attack-minded savvy player, are absolutely battered by opposing defenders, so you should be able to comprehend why a player goes to ground as easily as they do.
Young made the most of Clark's foul
Manchester United's Ashley Young is just latest player to overly criticized for his "theatrics" against Aston Villa, but these players almost have to do this or they will continue to get hammered by defenders.
If you want to cut out the diving - what do you have to do - or done in this case? Easy, The FA should've been a lot harder on the defenders making these tough, bone-crunching challenges.
How many times have we see these donkey center-backs making a lunging challenging on a player who just left them for dust with their blistering pace?! Far too many, and some of them have lead to either season or career-ending leg breaks. We all say, "Get up you wimp!" but if you ever felt one of these full-bodied tackles you can relate to why they are more apt to go down.
It has been widely reported that Ronaldo used to have huge bruises on his legs following games, so it's almost justifiable that players like this go down so easily. How many times has Nani been whacked over his United career?
With the Young situation, many United fans blasted him and stopped just short of comparing him to Liverpool's Luis Suarez - but he was fouled this time and he's being wrongfully labeled as a cheat.
Basically, these defenders are just doing their job, right? Absolute crap idea that is. What they are really trying to do is gain a mental advantage through their physical play. It happens in every game and you're a complete fool is you think otherwise. This is a form of cheating - just like diving is.
Many people are going to think that this article is sticking up for these players and that diving is okay. It's not, but it's trying to make them look at the cause-and-effect relationship, which many people forget to do.
If The FA doesn't do something about this catch-22, the exciting style of the English game that we love could very well be ruined. They won't be able to attract the highly-skilled players, because they would rather go to Barcelona or Real Madrid, as the La Liga isn't as brutal as the Premier League.