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#1 longboard

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Posted 07 May 2014 - 10:55 PM

This will never do:-

 

http://www.telegraph...-schoolboy.html

 

What a blighter and what an embarrassing parent.



#2 Futtocks

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 08:58 AM

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#3 Tiny Tim

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 09:56 AM

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Poor tackling technique from his opponent, head on the wrong side and is going to do himself an injury....


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#4 longboard

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 10:03 AM

Poor tackling technique from his opponent, head on the wrong side and is going to do himself an injury....

 

Yes my thoughts as well.

 

Dangerous stuff from the parent as well.



#5 Tiny Tim

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Posted 08 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

Dangerous stuff from the parent as well.

 

Agree, hope this has been reported to the police as I would guess that this constitutes assault (ABH). 

 

Really no need for this and a shocking example for the kids.


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#6 Phil

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:56 AM

Absolutely disgusting I gave up reffing kids many years ago because of numpties like this
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#7 Trojan

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 01:51 PM

What's the difference between this and Neil Back knocking the ball out of the halfback's hands?


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#8 Shadow

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 02:16 PM

What's the difference between this and Neil Back knocking the ball out of the halfback's hands?

One's cheating the other's a physical assault by a spectator.

 

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#9 Trojan

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:16 AM

One's cheating the other's a physical assault by a spectator.

 

Hope this helps.

But they're both interventions that the rules don't allow for.  You don't expect a spectator to stick his foot out, but neither do you expect a player to do something as outrageous as what Back did.  The worst of it was it was seen live on TV and no one did anything.


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#10 Wiltshire Rhino

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:32 AM

I'm with Shadow on this one. Neil Back was allowed on the pitch, fans aren't! Big difference.

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#11 Trojan

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:50 AM

I'm with Shadow on this one. Neil Back was allowed on the pitch, fans aren't! Big difference.

But if every speccie or every player disregarded the rules in this way there'd be no game - not just Union, League, soccer, cricket. What if a soccer player picked the ball up and threw it into the net and no one turned a hair?  The whole point of sport is that it's played in an artificial framework of rules.  If someone is running down the street having stolen something it makes perfect sense to trip them up, or knock the stolen article out of their grasp, but within the artificial context of sport it doesn't.  TBH I don't see the difference between what the speccie did and what Back did.


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#12 Shadow

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:11 AM

But if every speccie or every player disregarded the rules in this way there'd be no game - not just Union, League, soccer, cricket. What if a soccer player picked the ball up and threw it into the net and no one turned a hair?  The whole point of sport is that it's played in an artificial framework of rules.  If someone is running down the street having stolen something it makes perfect sense to trip them up, or knock the stolen article out of their grasp, but within the artificial context of sport it doesn't.  TBH I don't see the difference between what the speccie did and what Back did.

A participant breaching the rules of a game can be dealt with under those rules, in a nationally or internationally organised sport such as Rugby those rules will have a process for dealing with breaches and sanctions that can be applied up to and including not being allowed to play that sport again. A non participant does not come under that jurisdiction and any interference in play by them would need to be dealt with under the wider legal processes, in the case in the original post it could potentially lead to a charge of assault and a criminal record. It's a clear and obvious difference.


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#13 Phil

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 11:39 AM

What's the difference between this and Neil Back knocking the ball out of the halfback's hands?


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#14 Tiny Tim

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:55 PM

Are you being serious?

 

I assumed that this was just a very poor attempt at trolling in an attempt to derail the thread into another union is bad squabble. 


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#15 gingerjon

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 08:10 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers coach did similar in a game against Baltimore last season.  Can't remember if he was punished after the match but he did prevent a touchdown.


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#16 zorquif

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Posted 13 May 2014 - 01:36 PM

The Pittsburgh Steelers coach did similar in a game against Baltimore last season.  Can't remember if he was punished after the match but he did prevent a touchdown.

 Well, the coach didn't make contact with the player, and it cost him $100k, IIRC.



#17 Futtocks

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Posted 14 May 2014 - 09:34 AM

On one of the Baker & Kelly shows on BS Sport, they had a clip of a Football club chairman tripping an opposition player. Some Eastern European country's league - can't remember either team name.


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#18 Tiny Tim

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 04:25 PM

A parent who tripped up an under-16s rugby player during a cup final in Hertfordshire has been handed a two-year touchline ban by the Rugby Football Union, the BBC has learned.

The incident, in last month's game between Watford club Fullerians and Royston, attracted widespread publicity in the UK and abroad after a photograph showing the father stepping on to the pitch was published in newspapers and on social media.

 

 

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...-union/27604560


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