First is the passionate fans. They turn out by the thousands to watch a small white ball get kicked slowly from one end of the pitch to the other. Amazing what beer and a mob mentality can achieve.
And second, the most dramatically faked injuries in the sporting world. I’ve seen video of players 5-8′ away from anyone fall down like they were shot by a high-powered rifle, waving their hands in the air to attract attention and get the opposition carded.
Then in saw this video several years ago, and it all made sense.