There's Something Inherently Amusing About MLS Fans Chanting "Move Bitch, Get Off The Pitch!" At An Injured Player
A lot of people would say it's the very definition of ironic that the sport whose athletes are most likely to embellish contact and exaggerate the extent to which they are hurt also has the most ruthless of fans that won't hesitate to mock the injured, but I think it actually makes perfect sense. Someone needs to uphold soccer's ever-so-delicate ecosystem. The officials certainly aren't going to put their whistle where their mouth is and penalize those that try to take advantage of a field of play that frowns upon "victim" blaming. Hell, if the fans weren't drunk, soulless assholes that relished in the opportunity to shame athletes for developing a limp then every shiesty midfielder would be out there diving their way to an advantage in manpower by "tripping" over out-of-place pieces of grass on a perfectly landscaped pitch.
If footy players didn't have to answer to the verbal assault from the visiting crowd then there would be so many guys on their back that you'd think the game was played on an ice rink. It's probably not an acceptable retort for women's games. but I appreciate the "move bitch, get off the pitch!" chant for exactly what it is - an all-too-rare collaboration of soccer and hip-hop that not flows seamlessly, but hopefully/maybe/theoretically prevents some people from participating in similar bitch-like shenanigans in the future. If the fear of being called a "bitch" by an angry, inebriated mob doesn't stop you from acting like a bitch like than nothing will. I didn't see the play that led to this dude's Peter Griffin-esque recovery process so I don't know if the cringing is legitimate, but I do think the reaction to it will have some of his peers pulling a Charlie Conway and ignoring Gordon Bombay's orders to take the fall just to act hurt.