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Football violence legal?

On 24 Apr 2013 at 7:03pm I'm not a footballist wrote:
Hello. I realise this will probably get me hated by every bloke on here but here goes. Can anyone explain why footballers seem able to commit assaults in front of millions, yet they are not prosecuted.
On 24 Apr 2013 at 7:58pm Rookie wrote:
Good question. It's not just footballers either. You could ask the same question about a whole host of sports that involve physical contact.
On 24 Apr 2013 at 9:12pm a thoughtfull person wrote:
On 24 Apr 2013 at 11:26pm Dave wrote:
But surely Suarez should really be prosecuted for gbh
On 25 Apr 2013 at 12:24am Extra wrote:
Actual bodily harm fits perfectly. What you see in the Premiership today will be reflected across the UK in every park side tomorrow.
Good decision by the FA.
On 25 Apr 2013 at 7:56am teaboy wrote:
Duncan Ferguson got a 3-month prison sentance for an on-field head-butt in 1994, so prosecutions have happened previously. If the victim doesn't want to press charges there isn't much that can be done.
On 25 Apr 2013 at 12:24pm Nixon Scraypes wrote:
No need for any measures other than making him wear a muzzle when on the pitch.I get the feeling that would solve the problem.
On 25 Apr 2013 at 1:35pm Nevil Rook wrote:
it would look so weird if he was competing for a ball with Torres !
On 26 Apr 2013 at 1:29pm Biter wrote:
I think he should have been banned for life, what sort of role model is he to millions of young impressionable children? If he was in any other job he would have been sacked and probally prosecuted. Why does it seem footballers are above the law? Overpaid pre-madonnas!
On 26 Apr 2013 at 3:12pm Rupert Bear wrote:
Teaboy is of course correct. Footballers aren't 'above the law' as people like to think so they have someone to hate, but rather if the recipient of the violence doesn't press charges then nothing can really be done.
On 26 Apr 2013 at 3:21pm Biter wrote:
Rupert bear that may be so but I am sure the law could prosecute for the offence, also it still doesn't change the fact that if I bit a customer I would get the sack, he should never be allowed to play professional football again especially as it is a second offence!
On 28 Apr 2013 at 8:43pm NOTYOUAGAIN wrote:
'Pre-madonna' Ha! You're a pillow biter Biter!

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