Assault

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  1. jeds

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    To be honest I don't give a toss about this either way but I can't help wondering why this woman hasn't been sacked and why the police have not been involved. In the Clarkson fiasco the outrage at somebody punching somebody in the workplace was almost universal and apparently 'you just cannot do that and get away with it'.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32377723
     
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    Agree with her footballing punishment but hardly looked like assault.

    It was just handbags.!
     
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    just to check, do you believe that all violent footballers should be sacked, or just the women?
     
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    In my experience, the refs let more go in the women's game.
     
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    I was wondering about jeds.
     
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    Do those birds inject themselves with testestorone?
     
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    The law doesn't distinguish between males or females. Headbutting is a more serious offence than punching. Under current sentencing guidelines an offence is considered on harm and culpability. Headbutting is a higher culpability offence - actually in the same category as using a weapon - which takes it from a minor matter to a potential custodial offence. I just wonder why it was such a heinous crime when Clarkson punched a bloke but this woman (or any football bloke as well) head butting somebody is apparently ok.
     
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    One is in the work place and the other is in the gladiatorial colosseum.
     
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    I didn't ask you to opine on the law, I asked if you thought all violent footballers should be sacked, or only the women.
     
  12. Kinell. No "racism" to jizz over so you try to squeeze some sexism out of nothing. Get a life mate.
     
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    I didn't ask you to fixate on the irrelevant, but you did anyway. As I made perfectly clear - It has nothing to do with men or women.
     
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    She'd have had her licked, if the ref hasn't stepped in.
     
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    I know you didn't ask me, but for my four penn'orth they should all be not only sacked but also prosecuted under the law.
    Not that that would have much effect; some naive liberal judge would give them a 'suspended sentence' or perhaps an hour of community service. :rolleyes:
     
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    I thought womens football is all about diving. :D
     
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    There is plenty of truth in this.

    For example, rugby is a contact sport therefore it is accepted that there will be some controlled violence. If the police were to view every rugby match in the same way they view a street brawl then the courts would be clogged with sports crimes for years.

    If people in authority decided that tackling was becoming too much of a burden on footballers legs and banned it, the sport would die. Things happen in the heat of the moment in sport, that is the reason why (a majority of) these incidents are not followed up because they would waste the courts time.

    However, eyebrows would be raised if there was malice or intent especially if a simmering feud between players existed before a match. I guess they leave it to the club and their representatives to punish players etc, rather than waste public money.
     
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