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Soccer ref dies nearly a week after he is punched by 17-year-old goalie; charges are under review

May 6, 2013, 12:00 pm CDT

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We used to have a concept known as "sportsmanship." I suppose the ABA House of Delegates at some point passed a resolution against that too.

By B. McLeod on 2013 05 06, 12:17 pm CDT

YELLOW CARD - McLeod, you're outta here!

http://www.livestrong.com/article/458285-the-five-penalties-of-soccer/

Sportsmanship is a part of the game and its time PARENTS AND COACHES enforce it with their athletes in all sports.

By mike on 2013 05 06, 2:56 pm CDT

professional soccer? high school game? when? where? what game? you know, basic news story questions.

another example of the ABA Journal's lack of writing ability. hint: plenty of unemployed lawyers would love to work for the journal, and would do a heck of a lot better job recycling stories from other websites than Ms. DCW.

By annoyed on 2013 05 06, 3:35 pm CDT

"Salt Lake Tribune" gives a hint - someplace in Utah. 17 year old - maybe high school. We have to speculate on the rest.

By Pocahantas on 2013 05 06, 6:27 pm CDT

The ignorance of this child is the fault of the parents, and the media, and the violent video games, and everyone else who glorifies violence as both permissible and entertainment. Yells and insults from the sidelines only make this permissible and entertaining violence acceptable to everyone, because nobody is thinking about or taking responsibility for the inevitable consequences.

This child is also fundamentally at fault, and this child should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. To do anything otherwise will sustain the permissible and entertaining aspects of violence in our daily lives, and encourage other children to act out the same ignorance as this one.

By sunforester on 2013 05 06, 6:34 pm CDT

"plenty of unemployed lawyers would love to work for the journal, and would do a heck of a lot better job recycling stories from other websites than Ms. DCW."

@ annoyed - Easier for you to say, it appears, than to prove. If you were to delete the rhetorical and incoherent questions, correct the syntax, substitute more precise terminology, and insert proper punctuation, the post would support your claim. But as is, it's a testament to unresolved dissonance. Glass houses, you know.

By Pushkin on 2013 05 06, 7:06 pm CDT

A suggestion: start ejecting trouble-making spectators.

This insanity usually starts in the home with a parent who's brain is so addled from watching sports that he or she is more beast than (wo)man.

These beasts usually reveal themselves pretty early on in a match. Once junior sees them publicly humiliated, he or she will probably rachet down.

Of course, you then have to worry about the beast going homicidal...

By Hedgehog on 2013 05 06, 7:29 pm CDT

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