KrytenLister t1_izubm07 wrote

They don’t necessarily know if it’s faked at the time. Players come off the field for treatment all the time.

> This is way beyond the norm in soccer

This is just false. And coming off the field doesn’t require a substitution.

The difference is your team can be down to 10 men for that period so you’re not likely to want to fake it and leave your team short.