Player: Roberto Rojas
Date: 9/3/1989

There's flopping—and then there's this stunt pulled by Rojas, the goalkeeper for Chile's national team. In an attempt to try and help his Chilean team avoid taking an L to Brazil, Rojas pretended to get hit by a firework that was thrown on the field by a Brazilian fan. He writhed around on the field in pain, grabbed his bloody forehead and caused the game to get called. It would have worked, too, except video evidence showed that he didn't actually get hit by the firework and instead pulled a razor blade out from one of his goalie gloves—how fuckin' crazy did this story just get!?—and cut himself to force officials to call the game. For his efforts, he earned a lifetime ban from FIFA and Chile was banned from two subsequent World Cups. Crazy ish.

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