The journal of Paul M. Watson.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Foul

Has anyone else noticed a rise in the awareness of professional and dangerous fouls in sport? Rugby and soccer especially. From spear-tackles to shin-splitters to high-tackles to head-butts, the news is full of "horrific", "career ending", "barbaric" and "devestating" fouls.

Is it a rise in the actual number committed or have we become less tolerant of dangerous play recently?

I am not sure which it is but I would like to say we must remember this is sport and dangerous play happens, especially in a game like Rugby. I am not advocating tolerance of mindless, violent play but lets not get to the point where red cards are given for aggressive play. Rugby will become a wet blanket if we get too intolerant.

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