With moves like this Brazilian footballer Lucas Fonseca obviously missed his calling in life – as a ballet dancer.
The Bahia player had already been booked in Bahia’s match against Flamengo on Sunday when Fonseca challenged for a high ball with Paulo Guerrero.
After clearing the ball, Fonseca follows through on Guerrero, kicking him in the midriff as he spins around and tries to keep his balance.
Unhappy with the challenge, Guerrero turns and tries to put his hand on Fonseca’s chest but barely makes contact with the the Bahia defender, who then reacts as if he has been shot by a sniper – falling to the ground trying to get his rival player into trouble.
Watch the ridiculous dive here:
Fortunately the referee was at close hand to see the full extent of Fonseca’s slapstick simulation and handed him a second yellow card and his marching orders.
Serves him right as Bahia went on to lose the match 1-0!