There are many things you can say about professional soccer players. They typically lead exceptionally healthy lifestyles. They have world-class endurance and skill. Most all of them have mind-blowing ball control.
But what is it with all the whining? I am getting sick and tired of watching grown men, "professionals", roll around on the ground and scream because somebody from the opposing team brushed their jersey and as a result they fell down, rolled over six times, and broke their ankle, which is clearly the only reason they didn't score. If you breathe on a soccer player he'll fall down and cry for a full three minutes, five minutes if he was within 45 yards of the goal. Two minutes after that, he's running around again at full-strength like nothing happened.
This is a growing phenomenon and globally-televised events like the Olympics, World Cup, EURO, etc. only seem to be making it worse. What is wrong with these people? Here's an idea: shut up and play the game.