What is with athletes? They are pampered by their parents, their coaches, their universities, their clubs, and they have come to believe they can do anything they want to during a game, or even off of the field. This soccer incident comes on the heels of an incident in an American College football game, in which one player punched an opponent after the game:
I have simply stopped watching all sports on television. These athletes are out of control, they think they can do anything on or off the field, regardless of whether their actions are against the law or not. The sad part of this situation, is that impressionable children and even adults, see this kind of behavior, and begin to copy it or begin to believe that they can do anything they want to, to anyone they want to. Even though in the second video, this University of Oregon player punched the Boise State player, I found out today reading the news that the University of Oregon has reinstated the player who punched the Boise State player in the video.!!! After the incident ,the Oregon player had been kicked off the team. Now for some reason the coach of the University of Oregon thinks that his player has had enough punishment. Regardless of what happened during the interaction of the Boise State player and the Oregon player, the Oregon player had no right to take the law into his own hands. Sadly,this is type of behavior is happening more and more in the world. How long will athletes be able to be above the laws of their countries? How many more children will learn to commit crimes by watching pro athletes or reading about the behavior of these athletes? I am not conservative in myviews at all! I am very liberal in my thinking, and in truth, my father was a professional athlete for part of his working career! If I think there is something wrong with the way athletes are behaving on and off the playing field,then there must be a problem.
Here are some links to some websites which describe athletes who think they are above the law: