The Hilarious Truth Of Soccer Flops In Real Life

by
Lauren Burgoon
Picture a world in which every bump turned into a dramatic, falling down, body clutching catastrophe.

The theatrics of soccer are undeniable -- and sometimes undeniably eye-roll worthy. Sure, soccer is a physical sport, but the world's most elite athletes shouldn't turn to sniveling messes if their opponent looks at them funny.

The art of the flop is as important to the game as a killer pass. But if we reacted in real life like soccer players do on the pitch, the world would be a much more dramatic place.

As you get pumped for the World Cup final, check out the video above from Canadian filmmakers about bringing the soccer flop into our everyday lives.

Then, enjoy these clips of soccer's most notoriously overwrought floppers: