One of the most common complaints you’ll hear from people who do not like soccer is that they hate how the players flop to the ground and writhe around in feigned agony any time they sense an opponent within five feet of them. Hell, in North American, this is the most common complaint you’ll hear from people who are fans of the game. And it’s all 100% true: soccer players often act like a bunch of ninnies.
However, it should be noted that, on occasion, soccer actually can be as violent and brutal as players pretend it is. And to prove it, today I present to you this list of vicious tackle GIFs that will make you cringe. Have a look and you may just discover a newfound appreciation for the mostly beautiful but sometimes gritty game.