why aren't violent sportsfolk charged by police?
November 28, 2007 1:40 AM Subscribe
why are sportsfolk who deliberately and maliciously injure their fellow sportsfolk not charged by the police? (i'm not really talking about incidental injures... more the kind of stuff that's... um, er assault)
posted by taff to sports, hobbies, & recreation (23 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
i was discussing this with "he who must obey" (mr taff) after watching a few minutes of l.a. galaxy vs sydney f.c. last night. (yes, with the insufferable beckham.... but it wasn't him)
someone from one of the teams deliberately stomped on the arm of a chap who was lying on the ground. a few times. neither of the fellows appeared to be anywhere near the ball/action.
anyhoo... "he who must obey" said that it's not a police matter as it's handled by the referees. i don't understand why and he just thinks i'm a girly idiot for not understanding.
in australia we have rugby union where people become para/quad plegics semi-regularly because some nut job decided to tackle at head height.
why aren't these people charge? is there a sport where they are. what am i just not getting here? what's the story in other sports/countries? is this unacceptable anywhere?
i don't know anything about netball or softball but you seldom here of the really nasty contact injuries like the rugby or football (soccer) lads.
please help me be 1) more salient in my argument with my other half, and 2) understand.