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Sports events...

by Willy / May 6, 2013 2:40 AM PDT

Recently a soccer ref, died after being punched by a player. I just read where a track team was disqualified after a member upon winning an event "gestured to the sky" as thanks for the one above. Then a swimming polo member pushes one into the during handshaking after the event. All this adds-up to some poor athletes or conduct at a sporting event. All those governing bodies should really look over the consequences that any of this involves, to include removal of athlete, banning, scrub record(s)or outright criminal procedure process started. Label any way you want, its gotten too common.

If the conduct is so allowed it can only escalate as time goes on. These are the athletes not the parents I'm referring to. I would think that criminal proceeding are started if parents get too wound-up. If athletes are allowed to get away with this and governing bodies take too long to address it, then a major incident is sure to happen, sooner or later. "You're outta here..." -----Willy Happy

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"gestured to the sky" as thanks for the one above.
by James Denison / May 6, 2013 3:20 AM PDT
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"gestured to the sky" as thanks for the one above.

what did he do wrong? Shoot a bird heavenward?
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IMO the fatality trumps the others,
by drpruner / May 6, 2013 7:03 AM PDT
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for whatever they're worth.
When I saw the head in this morning's paper I thought it had to be in one of the soccer-mad countries. It was an American teenager in a HS match in Utah, irate over a yellow card. Sad

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Wrongful death
by Willy / May 6, 2013 10:17 AM PDT

It matters far greater when a death occurs, I wouldn't want to paint it any differently. However, the whole scope of what's happening at sports events and these are not "professional" venues but HS and peewee stuff it's just getting to be too much.

I like to see in the case of poor conduct that a team get to lose some winnings off their rating, etc.. Hopefully, it may curb some of these actions as the coach or team leaders reign in sore losers or worse, just bad athlete temperament. -----Willy Happy

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Just in: a coach registered his opinion of a call
by drpruner / May 7, 2013 3:58 AM PDT
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by punching the 17-yr-old ref.
#1: Some of all this may be the 'net (we might not have heard about either case without it).
#2: 2 Timothy 3:1-5 applies.

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Today's kids have such great role models
by itsdigger / May 6, 2013 10:31 AM PDT
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Just let them watch a few hockey games. Until the brutality ends with the pros how can we expect the children to think it's not ok ?

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I think NBA has the worst record.
by drpruner / May 7, 2013 3:59 AM PDT

Star players have been acting out for years with impunity because winning comes first.

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Disqualified for "gesturing to the sky?"
by Josh K / May 7, 2013 4:16 AM PDT
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Ballplayers do that all the time. While I find it amusing that these guys think God has nothing better to do than make sure they hit a clutch single, I don't see anything wrong with them expressing gratitude. One former Yankee (Nick Swisher) does it every time he gets a hit. He says he's thanking his (deceased) grandparents for being so supportive of him when he was a kid.

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Kids learn this from their parents
by Steven Haninger / May 7, 2013 7:17 AM PDT
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They see their moms and dads behaving poorly and think it's OK rather than feeling embarrassed. Too often we've seen melees among angry parents in the stands. What's a kid to think is proper when he/she gets angry or frustrated when their own parents show no control over their own? I can't think of a fair solution. Maybe banning a person for life from any organized sport once they've deliberately attacked a person in a manner that did or could cause bodily harm.

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