By Early Doors (original post from Yahoo! Eurosport can be found here)
The ultra-serious world of English football does a nice line in manufactured but superficial outrage.
The froth from Sunday's late game between Manchester United and Chelsea was provided by David Luiz's Sergio Busquets moment, as he goaded Rafael into kicking him before affording himself a cheeky little smile as he pretended to clutch his leg in pain.
This offended genteel British sensibilities on three counts: Luiz was faking injury, he was implying that football might possess a sense of humour, albeit a dark one, and perhaps most gravely, he was doing both as a foreigner.
Sir Alex Ferguson summed up the disgust quite nicely: "Luiz rolled about. You see that with these European, foreign and South American players. He [Da Silva] retaliates but Luiz quite clearly elbows him twice, then rolls about like a diving swan and that convinces the referee. He was smiling. It's bad. What kind of professional is that?"
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