The man you see before you is none other than Lucas Melano, forward for the Portland Timbers and purveyor of one of the finest pieces of play-acting we’ve seen for weeks.
Coming during Saturday night’s 2-2 draw against Real Salt Lake in MLS, Melano took the merest of shoves from opponent Chris Wingert and proceeded to use it as a launchpad for one of the most ridiculous, tremendous, acrobatic micro-dives of recent memory.
It even included a textbook ‘pleading look toward the referee’ to finish, just to maximise the effect…
Bravo, sir. Bravo.
You should be truly proud of your accomplishments this day.