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I see the Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith has been banned for a year and had his reputation destroyed after he decided it would be a good idea to rough up the ball against South Africa.

What happens when serial cheat Ronaldo cheats every week, even in friendlies. No punishment, no damage to his reputation. It doesn't even stop him getting the Ballon D'Or.

Why is cheating deplorable in cricket, athletics and cycling but acceptable in football?

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26 minutes ago, Cobra said:

IWhy is cheating deplorable in cricket, athletics and cycling but acceptable in football?

It might be deplorable but it goes on constantly in the sports you mention, Cobra.  Football is in the spotlight much more than those other sports so It's my opinion we tend to have every negative magnified.  Also, "cheating" is kinda accepted as part and parcel of the game if you can get away with it we all (except Binhoker) seem to be ok with it if it is to our advantage.

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2 hours ago, Cobra said:

I see the Aussie cricket captain Steve Smith has been banned for a year and had his reputation destroyed after he decided it would be a good idea to rough up the ball against South Africa.

What happens when serial cheat Ronaldo cheats every week, even in friendlies. No punishment, no damage to his reputation. It doesn't even stop him getting the Ballon D'Or.

Why is cheating deplorable in cricket, athletics and cycling but acceptable in football?

I think it's because there's a huge difference between making the most of contact to win fouls and penalties, and taking performance-enhancing drugs. If a footballer is caught doing the latter, they can be banned just like they are in athletics. I think there's acceptable 'cheating' and unacceptable cheating. There was a discussion on here the other week about professional fouls. Deliberately fouling to prevent the opposition breaking away or having a shot at goal is technically cheating but is often applauded and encouraged as it can help your team win points. I see diving, going down easily under contact etc in the same mould. Technically 'cheating' but part of the game. 

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Premeditated,pre-planned cheating like the Aussies did is a different to a heat of the moment thing in a game when there is physical contact.The aussies got off very lightly IMO and sadly will probably make fortunes out of books.The 2 senior ones have potentially destroyed the career of the young player and that is why I believe should have got 5 years not one.

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Not that I have the slightest interest in cricket, but to see this nonsense making top place on UK news channels seems ridiculously over-rating the relevance of this incident. The Aussies cheat.....wow, what a surprise.

The sight of grown men blubbing live on tv because they were caught out, though....utterly pathetic. Kinda blows the Oz macho image out of the water.

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In football some forms of “cheating” are seen as a skill or at least good acceptable tactics. I tend to agree. Diving, professional fouls, time wasting, stealing yards at free kick, sly jersey pulling. They’re the sort of things I have no problem with my team doing if it helps them win. 

I don’t follow cricket so to be honest I’m really surprised at the level of uproar and how its made the main news in the UK. I can only assume its akin to match fixing in the cricketing world. 

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My interest in Cricket is nil !! 

So whit disgusting things have been happening on the park?

(And I hope nae wee, cuddly, furry animals, were involved):chaplin:

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3 hours ago, Gedee said:

My interest in Cricket is nil !! 

So whit disgusting things have been happening on the park?

(And I hope nae wee, cuddly, furry animals, were involved):chaplin:

It's called tampering with the ball.

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1 hour ago, BCram said:

It's called tampering with the ball.

Thanks BC ... As I said, cricket is no' for me.

But I do remember ages ago, there was a wee clip on TV showing bowler digging his nails into baw (to gie it traction or something)

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