Gardner brings up an interesting point. What do we think of commentators being frank and or complementary of players working the “gray” areas of diving, hacking, time-wasting, etc. I hear Harkes doing more of this, and while it’s honest, is it a good thing to have commentators talking sort of positively about it? Specifically how does this appear to viewers when it comes to selling a foul, which is seen as so “girly” in comparison to the more “manly” gray-area-work seen in other sports (hard fouls in basketball, beanballs, goonery in hockey, etc.)?
What do you think?