In soccer, players often exaggerate their injuries to make their opponent look more guilty.
I've also seen this on TV shows with a hostile police officer, saying things like "Whoa whoa whoa, calm down, sir." after the person with whom they are speaking says something innocent.
The idea is exaggerating a response to make it seem like there was aggression that would have merited such a response.
Is there a succint term or phrase for that?