• Playing sport is not licence for anarchy.

    IF YOU punch someone in the face and knock him unconscious, you generally risk jail. But if you deliver the blow in a boxing ring, you will be a hero: as an English judge wrote in 1993, boxing “stands outside the ordinary law of violence because society chooses to tolerate it”.
    Boxing is extreme: competitors win by hurting each other. But other contact sports, and those using dangerous implements such as bats and hard balls, can also injure and kill. The death of Phillip Hughes in November was a sad example. Though he died after a rock-hard, fist-sized object was thrown towards him, no one was prosecuted. As a batsman playing cricket, he fell victim to an accident, not a crime. Playing sport is not licence for anarchy. Murder on the football pitch is still murder.

  • The sport is violent!!!

    Example: the americane football is very violent because people go to hospital because their are accident or a players don't like the other players so he fight him!!!
    In the hocket he have a club fight in the changing rooms.
    In the sprots the players don't respect the other players because he have a diffirent players (the colours of people) ect...

  • Influences younger generations

    Well essentially younger sporting generations look up to their role models, if their role model is constantly getting into trouble and physically hurting competition on purpose then what is the youngster going to do? He's more than likely going to follow in their footsteps and hurt his competitors leading to even more violence in future.

  • Influences younger generations

    Well essentially younger sporting generations look up to their role models, if their role model is constantly getting into trouble and physically hurting competition on purpose then what is the youngster going to do? He's more than likely going to follow in their footsteps and hurt his competitors leading to even more violence in future.

  • Too many concussions

    Are becoming major problems and can cause memory loss. Brett Favre former Packers quaterback has suffered memory loss and is affecting his everyday life. Several other players have suffered memory loss and other issues to the the brain. Yes there are rules put in place but that does not mean players can't break them.

  • Children are highly influenced by the violence in sport

    • Violence in sport when displayed on television people who have never played the sport get the wrong impression of the nature of the sport
    • Children are influenced because sports stars are icons and role models for many children – especially boys
    • Boys have a nature that is very rough already and it does not need to be encouraged further
    • Children are influenced to believe that violence in sport is acceptable and part of the sport
    • Influenced to believe that it’s all being tough and rough – think it’s cool
    • Children try to be like their role models- violent – foul mouthing
    • Believe there are no consequences for violence on the field because there is none on tv – the professional level
    • Encourages children to act out what happened on the tv with their friends
    • They can bring violence into the school yard and encourages violence in their everyday life
    • Children believe that is the only way to expose their anger- that’s why the violence is there in the first place
    • Violence is an act of anger
    • Children may not listen to their parents
    The children of our future are being influenced heavily by violence in sport. If violence in sport is not stopped children will actually believe that this is how all sports are, these violent acts are adapted into everyday life as well. Parents may not stop their children, so who will?

  • It is getting violent

    Kids cannot be watching WWE, or UFC, since this may encourage them to do violent things, such as fighting with friends. It may also affect on their personality, becoming much more brutal than before. If someone does not stop this, the next generation will be a mess, and some kind of conflict is going to start

  • Severity of Injuries

    More and more athletes are suffering long-term, debilitating injuries. Today's professionals are bigger, stronger, and faster than generations ago, so I fear for those who are playing violent games today. Also, many other athletes who never played professional sports are also suffering long-term. The idea that the NFL and other leagues give a damn about player safety is an absolute joke. I always laugh when dumb announcers on TV say "the league has done a lot to improve player safety." Yeah, ok.

  • Sports are definitely becoming too violent.

    When you look at modern sports you can definitely see that they are getting more violent than ever before.This may be the result of the public wanting more and more sensational entertainment.If the greater public would just realize that they could talk with their spending dollars then they could reduce sports violence.

  • Sports are becoming too violent that is harmful for us...!!!

    Sports is basically an activity done for pleasure, which needs physical effort and skill. Some people, who dedicate themselves to this activity, consider it as a passion to compete against others in their skill, ability and spirit. Sports also help in inculcating a certain discipline as well as the spirit of brotherhood or the ‘team spirit’ in the sports persons. There should be nothing violent about sporting, yet today violent sports has so dominated the entertainment arena, that some people seems to live by it, and can't get enough of it.
    These kinds of sports however, should be banned for several reasons.
    Violence begets violence, and once there are limited restrictions, generations after generations will be caught in a vicious never ending cycle, that will see the homes becoming the scenes of many crimes, the seeds of which were sown, during those years of watching the entertainment events. The blood seen on the screens during the so-called sporting displays will become no entry zones, as police officers seek to gather evidence which will send fathers, or mothers or children to jails, for passionate crimes committed. What was comedy on the screen will then become tragedy in the living rooms of many who were participant to the violent sporting events in earlier times.
    So in my opinion I strongly refute the proposition of those who argue in support of the continuation of such ‘violent sports’. They should be allowed neither to continue on human as well as moral grounds.

  • Violent is subjective

    You can also simply play karate with yourself then got damaged, ie; as if your accidentally fell when you are on your lesson or training. If u think that violent sport should be ban, then just ban the entire sports, because most of the sport are expose to harm and violation.

  • A Classic Debate

    Sports are violent. Sports have always been violent. Sports will always be violent. In the earliest examples of sport (gladiator arenas and boxing), sports have always had a violent element. Violence is synonymous with masculinity and athleticism. This is prevalent in males. From childhood a boy grows up wanting to do one thing; fight. A boy wants to be a cowboy, or a soldier, or a hero of some sort without ever being told to. This is just the nature of a male. Society has deemed this as bad, and has put this image of a good man as being "nice, soft-spoken, and slow to anger." But where would we be without violent men? Who took the beaches of Normandy? Who raised the flag at Iwo Jima? Not this new concept of a "gentle man" that's for sure. But anyways, without a high degree of aggression sports would not be what they are now...Entertaining. Sports exist for the sole purpose of entertainment. Either for the fans or for the athletes themselves in the form of social relief and extreme endorphin releases. The thing that should really be in question is the procedures and rules that are put in place. For example, since the release of new "concussion-reducing" helmets in football, concussion rates have gone UP significantly simply because of a change in perspective. Athletes have gone from thinking "I should probably not smash my head into his head because that'll hurt", to "My helmets hard, watch this." By looking at hard data and monitoring rules and regulations, athletes will have the highest success with safety implementation.

    All in all:
    aggression = violence
    aggression = competitiveness
    competitiveness = success in sports
    violence = success in sports
    violence = not bad

  • Sports are not too violent.

    Sports are no too violent because violence is a part of human nature and sports provide a fun and productive way of letting out people's aggression. For example I play rugby, one of the most violent sports, and what sticks out to me is not the violence it is the feeling of camaraderie that I have with my team. Knowing that the person next to you will give everything they have for you and knowing that you will do the same is priceless. The sports themselves are not too violent, it is the people watching them. Soccer fan are some of the most dangerous people there are. Don't blame the sports, blame the money and pressure people put on them.

  • Of course they're not getting too violent

    It's evidently the players them selves that are getting stronger, faster and smarter and the technique is well developed. Sports need some violence to make it entertaining and for the crowd to enjoy it. There will always be injuries, brain damages or whatnot, however the players know their risks and are prepared for that as well. Violence also changes the sport completely. Football without tackling, isn't football , rugby without pushing isn't rugby. Sports need some kind of violence, not too much but enough to make it fun to watch.

  • They're becoming safer!

    If anything, over the years sports are becoming safer instead of more violent. Sports 20 years ago built up endurance in a child and taught them to be tough, now yes they're a little rough but those kids aren't as strong and don't have the endurance kids had 20 years ago.

  • You can't be serious

    Sports are a way of life in society, apart of our culture, stripping them from its fans and players is taking a freedom, a form of expression, an escape from emotion and all our inner demons. And no matter what we do to get such out of our systems (tackling, wrestling, or just hitting things and watching 'em fly), it works, when was the last time you heard of a crime underway during the Super Bowl, or the NBA finals? Never! It is a way for people to get together and be friends under the promise of a great game of whatever your into. -Gregory Moratin

  • People want "bread and circuses"

    Since ancient Rome, people always liked to watch gladiator fights. While watching people experience catharsis, which is good, sports like rugby, football, boxing and water polo help spectators to release their negativity. Research has shown that it is much better for a child to do boxing under supervision, rather than express aggression on streets. Hooliganism and barbarism in sports are highly linked to alcohol abuse and have nothing to do with sports!

  • Sports are not too violent

    Sports are not too violent. There needs to be some sort of violence to separate the mediocre from the excellent. The idea that every kid is just as good as the next kid is absolutely insane, we all have our gifts and not every kid will be gifted with an ability to play sports. Ribbons for 10th place are just another way people are okay with competitors not doing their best.

  • I do not believe that sports are becoming too violent, but I do believe the fans and the sidelines are becoming too violent.

    The actual rules of sports have not changed significantly, over time. It is the fans and the action on the sidelines that have gotten more violent. The money that is involved in both player contracts and gambling has made reactions to the game more severe. Sports are more big business than leisure and, whenever big money is involved, people get hurt.

    Posted by: J Lamb 43
  • If anything, we are becoming too soft, not more violent.

    There is absolutely no problems with sports becoming more violent. In the past, people would be killed, all in the name of entertainment. Nowadays, children are encouraged to show good sportsmanship. In fact, winning is not even considered important with kids. It is all about having fun and trying your best. That is not necessarily healthy, either.

    Posted by: Nich0HeIPfuI

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