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Is this the worst bit of playacting ever?

World of Sport

Nasty off-the-ball challenges are one thing, and diving is quite another - but it takes something else to manage to do both at the same time.

Step forward Atletico-MG defender Rever!

In the 70th minute of his team's Brazilian League match against Flamengo, Rever decided to smash his hand into the face of Victor Caceres, seemingly without provocation, with his team trailing 2-1.

However, it was the way he tried to protest his innocence that was completely bizarre as he collapsed to the ground as if it was HE who had been smacked.

The trick didn't work as Rever was sent off, but Caceres was shown a yellow card for what we can only assume was getting his face in the way. Atletico's Jo was also booked for shoving Marcos Gonzalez.

Flamengo held on for a 2-1 win, much to the delight of their fans who whistled former player Ronaldinho whenever he touched the ball.

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