why is football such a primitive sportWatch
I do think the clock should be stopped though - not every time the ball isn't in play, but every time there is a stoppage of say more than 30 seconds (preparing for a free kick/penalty, injured player on the pitch) - would make extra time accurate and stop teams who are winning timewasting.
I do think the stopping the clock is a good idea though. Players time wasting is a real pain. It would be much better if this was out of the referee's hands.
I don't think football is that primitive. Granted the players throw themselves about a lot when they're barely touched, but this is more to manipulate the game so is actually quite tactical. The sheer skill to get to premier league and international level football is incredible, and although I don't agree with the amount of money in it, the players are incredibly talented and this shows.
Why do you think it is primitive?