Sports Violence

Everybody is on the bandwagon about domestic violence and sports. Let’s talk about it. Football is a wonderful sport. I love it and I love the San Francisco 49er’s. I could watch Colin do his magic anytime. It’s a violent sport you say. Alright, what about Hockey? I grew up in Canada and I can tell you, Hockey is a VERY violent sport. Why don’t Hockey players beat up their wives?

They are every bit as juiced up in a game and they are all playing ferociously to get that goal. Yet, they are able to control their fists when they go home. WHY IS THAT?

Think it could be what the parents taught the players about respecting women? They fight each other on the rink and sometimes I cringe, I’ve seen blood on the ice plenty of times. It’s the players. It’s what they believe and accept in each other.

Now, here’s something else. When you get off a plane in Canada, you see signs that say “Beat your Wife, Go to Prison”. It’s like “quiet” in the library, you just know. And, if a police officer goes out on a domestic violence call and sees with his own eyes the little woman has been hit, beaten or hurt by the man…he makes the arrest without HER consent or HER involvement. He is charged by the “Crown” or province. This law was passed in Canada because at one time they had problems with domestic violence. Canadians love their beer. They probably still have some, but not much. This could be as easy as passing laws to protect people from themselves (battered wives) often blame themselves.

Don’t tell me Hockey isn’t as brutal as football, all sports are competitive. A NO TOLERANCE POLICY SHOULD BE PUT IN PLACE NOW!


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