The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #121207   Message #2643681
Posted By: meself
29-May-09 - 12:45 PM
Thread Name: BS: Violence in sports.
Subject: RE: BS: Violence in sports.
To a point - however, if it was your kid killed, and the other participants decided it was the result of violence "within the rules", you might want to take it to a higher authority.

In this case (I have heard very few details), it seems the violence was "outside the rules", but it sounds typical of the kind of scuffle that frequently occurs in contact sports - except for its terrible end. However, if the same scuffle had occurred off the field, with the same result, few would question the manslaughter charge.