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Thread #121207   Message #2643905
Posted By: Tangledwood
29-May-09 - 06:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Violence in sports.
Subject: RE: BS: Violence in sports.
life is full of risks... each day presents hazards... some of us get past them... some don't.

There's a huge difference between risks of accident due to inattention, poor judgement, mechanical failure etc and injury caused by another persons deliberate action.

A friend's brother, I'm guessing would be around fifty, was the victim of a rugby tackle when in his teens. He's lived his life as a paraplegic with limited speech ability. I don't think that he would agree that violence is just a part of the game.

Every week the media reports illegal tackles being made in league games. The perpetrators seem to get a week or two suspension then get straight back to it. Maybe if they faced assault charges their attitude would change?