Referees are using their best judgment to detect diving. In a Belgian amateur match between Templeuve and Quevy, Julien Lecomte takes an elbow to the back of the head as he goes for a header. He suffered a concussion and three displaced vertebrae from the collision and had to be carted off the pitch on a stretcher.

The referee determined Lecomte was diving to win a penalty kick, and awarded the unconscious soccer player a yellow card. Since it was Lecomte’s second yellow of the match, the referee follows up with a red card to the injured player on the stretcher.

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Was this worthy of a yellow card for diving?

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