Some in football call simulation a "cancer" that higher powers must do all they can to cure. Others call it an "art form" that merely adds to the drama of the greatest game on the planet.
One thing is for sure: Despite efforts, diving has increased in frequency in recent times despite media attention vainly pleading for referees and officials to stamp down on it with harsher punishments.
But as Mark Clattenburg learned the hard way last month, terrible things can happen when a ref gets the call wrong.
Here are 20 of the worst (or best) divers in world football today—most are high-profile players, while one or two make the list for a single act of lunacy that was surely deserving of a Razzie for worst acting.
As always, this list is intended to spark debate rather than end it.