I played soccer in high school. Goalie. And, in fact, I was pretty good at it. But once I was off the field, I never watched soccer. Very nearly hated it in fact. Too many ridiculous little rules on so many random things (tackling) while having no rules about stuff that mattered (flopping).
This story PERFECTLY demonstrates some of the uniquely stupid kinks in a sport that's waaaaaay too old and too popular to behave this way.
The score was 1-1 with only 20 minutes of regularion left in a heated match between two evenly skilled squads. Out of nowhere a streaker in a green thong jumps onto the field. An English professional soccer player sees him and tackles him for the authorities. The ref, seeing this, gives the player a red card and kicks him out of the game. OUT. OF. THE. GAME!!!!!