I am gonna go out on a limb here and set myself as a target for all the mindless sports fans out there. Those pious pricks that so often look down on Soccer Violence.
Ostensibly I support my local hockey team The Ottawa Senators, mostly because they are here and I am here and we are all together; coo coo cachoob and I do from, time to time, enjoy watching a game; adds a little something when the team is local. However, what I love most of all is the artistry of the game; and for that I will watch any team. Artistry, those infinitesimally rare moments in sports when teams play because they are talented magicians of the sport; not mindless thugs.
The violence perpetrated by Ottawa against Montreal last Wednesday is unforgivable. No matter how accidental or purposeful that violent action was wrong and a suspension penalty should be paid.
The Ottawa Sun Newspaper compounded the issue by brandishing a headline “First Blood” like we are all rival gangs out for blood. The owners of this reactionary rag should also pay a penalty either through a temporary ban on sports reporting or a monetary fine. No one should be reading The Sun anyway its reactionary, sensationalist rag of bullshit. That though is another story.
We were all morally outraged when one of our guys was attacked and sent into surgery and physio for two months. We cry shame whenever a young kid is unable to play for a year because of concussion…we did not do anything though. . .perhaps because sooner or later one of ours would do something the same kind of evil.
Sport an activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others.
We do not have sports events we have groups of thugs fucking each other over because the media and public are too mindless and gutless to say or do anything about it. Actually perhaps the media would do something if they thought it was what the public wanted for the most part though they just feed back to you what you crave; pointless violence.
You sit back in judgement on Soccer violence; you shudder at the violence of the Roman Arena yet you are no better. Possibly you are worse because you pretend to be otherwise? I am embarrassed by you.