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Re: “Frontline on football

A few murder / manslaughter charges for the coaches and opposing players, and a few charges of child abuse for the parents, and the safety problem would disappear.

If a coach trains a player and instructs them to hit another player so hard that it injures them, that's premeditated violence, no different than what the leader of a gang might do.

If a parent allows their child to either 1) injure another child or 2) be injured on the field, you have a hard time convincing me that's not a form of child abuse. The decisions of the parents directly lead to the injury of a child. The motives may be noble, but at the end of the day a teenager lays on the field who will never walk again.

Highschool football is no different than dog fighting, and the people in the stands at both events fund the spectacle. It has no redeeming social value than cannot be achieved in other ways at a lower cost to our basic humanity.

Posted by Zounds on 04/14/2011 at 11:58 AM

 

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