Football is often compared to a theatre and is fortunate to play host to some of the best practitioners in the business, some of whom take their craft a little too seriously. Down are some of the craziest divers of the modern football.

5. Sergio Busquets

Talking about Busquets dives would take days, but the Spaniard’s worst offence is by far the moment he peeked out from under his hands to see just how the referee had judged his diving effort in a Champions League tie with Inter; it’s a lengthy list in Busquets’ case though.

4. Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent needs no defending, his blend of blistering pace, defence-daunting power and superb shooting ability making for a player whose claim to the throne of best player in the world is a valid one.

However, it’s just a shame that pedigree is spoiled by a penchant for going down a little too easily.

3. Luis Suarez

The Barcelona talisman has created a name for himself when it comes to drama, so much so that an advertisement making light of his offences was actually made for television in his native Uruguay.

All jokes aside, though, Suarez is the worst culprit in the world for diving, being caught out regularly and with sometimes ridiculous attempts at that.

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