Above the law?

It seems sports are more of a religion than the Catholic church. Policing themselves: Sports leagues, not courts, can handle violence that occurs during competition. We used to think it was fine for the church to police itself. Now even priests and bishops are held accountable in court for their actions. Are hockey players a new class of priests who are above the law? If that attack took place on the street rather than in the rink, the attacking player would be in jail. Why should a serious, deliberate attack in the rink be any different? Do we have to pay athletes millions of dollars so that we can get the same thrills as spectators in the Roman arenas? Let’s try to evolve.



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