(Especially in soccer) a deliberate foul to deny an opponent an advantageous position.
- Commentators excuse the action by calling it a professional foul, but the reality is that if the rules of the game are broken it is a foul and should be suitably punished.
- Wiley deliberated long and hard, consulting his assistant to heighten the drama, but as professional fouls go it was as clear-cut as they come.
- Rosen Kirilov gets booked for a professional foul on Freddie Ljungberg.
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