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Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

....I'll take the bait..

Regardless of political/ethical etc viewpoints, I believe his comment was made with positive feelings. i.e. look what this young lad achieved...

...so your reply is; I believe, void...

8 Hours, 4 Minutes ago

USA 7's player Perry Baker kicks pitch invader after thuggish tackle

I'm with Dan on this one... I know where you're coming from rugbywest...the problem is as Dan highlights.. we could get a wall of yellow jackets, and someone would still sneak through, then what's the next knee jerk step? Physical barriers, fences, walls, etc...

I'm a bit draconian in the sense that I believe punishment has a strong case over 'just educating'.... however, I think education to the masses of fans is key in these instances. As noted above in a previous comment I made and indicated in your own (the word damage), players could/can be injured in an instance like this. Even the most jovial unintended 'crash' could twist things in ways they shouldn't twist... So educating fans in a way that they need to know that messing WITH players is: A) not on. and B) potentially dangerous for everyone involved... (especially that chap who knocked himself out head-butting a players hip a while back!).

Sure run on the pitch like a knob, but pick your timings, do it when play has stopped, your not going to make ANY enemies if the ball is dead, no player/team/fan is going to feel aggrieved because the referee has to stop the game. Sure make the security work for their money trying to catch you, even try and get a high five or a handshake from a player, but if they show a distinct lack of interest then leave them alone!

What you have to consider Rugbywest, is the costs involved... I don't know how many security guards there are, 10? 15? that patrol the pitchside, they've got to be getting paid somewhere in the realms of £10-£20 an hour (I'm probably hugely off on that one)... so imagine if you started employing 40-50-60 or more to form a ring around the pitch... it'll hike ticket prices up!

1 Day, 10 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

No, don't worry, you're right, I mean watching rugby is a source of entertainment, so therefore watching a mid game rugby game is another source of entertainment.

I meant 'peculiar' as opposed to 'funny'..

Perhaps this is the political correctness sort of thing going on where everyone is terrified of saying the wrong thing. (even though I'm aware I brought this up)...

To be honest, I think it's the enjoyment of seeing anyone get a chance to do a sport they want to do. Agree with you, why not have something like that in the Olympics, definitely a goal to aim for!

1 Day, 11 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

Of course, I'd imagine it's all done in very good taste, and I'm sure your comment was written with great respect, but there is something not quite right about a sentence revolving around down syndrome players and the words 'half time entertainment'... There is indeed not an awful lot else one can call it, I suppose 'half time game' or 'mid game game', but yeh... just reads funny that's all :)

Agree with your comments though, it's great what people can and will do in order to give people a chance, and it's nice to see that 'Rugby' is doing it :D

3 Days, 3 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

Sorry mate, I was half asleep, (not a great excuse when it's the middle of the day). I read that as something like 'to quote george best' or something like that....

...anyway, moving along...

3 Days, 3 Hours ago

Match winning try scored by boy with Down Syndrome goes viral

wasn't george best a footballer?

3 Days, 7 Hours ago

Best Tries from Round 3 of the Champions Cup PLUS Facts and Stats

Would say Biggar is better personally... I thought his defensive performance against South Africa was immense and his attacking wasn't too shabby either!

Not a Wales fan, but I think he was their best fly half performance for a long while!

3 Days, 23 Hours ago

USA 7's player Perry Baker kicks pitch invader after thuggish tackle

Sort of with you regarding streakers, or 'pitch invaders' when they run on during a break in play or something... but yes, attacking an official/player, or even fiddling with them one way or another should reserve an ass whooping!

3 Days, 23 Hours ago

Springbok 7's flyer Seabelo Senatla scores sizzling 85m try vs Kenya

Hahaha, these fit buggers wondering around make me very jealous!

3 Days, 23 Hours ago

USA 7's player Perry Baker kicks pitch invader after thuggish tackle

We see players reacting all the time when they have been taken out off the ball, or 'attacked'.. of course, there is rarely a kick involved, however they do react, this is in some ways not much different...

He probably paused to work out who this halfwit was:

"Is he an opposition sub? Is it a family member? or is it just some nutcase who potentially cocked up a counter attack AND put our team in a jeopardising position if something goes wrong?"

The other thing is pain... did it sort of hurt? Looked awkward, what if Baker had ended up getting a bit hurt (landing awkwardly). I mean we saw JDV with a horrific injury recently, I know he sort of got caught up with bodies etc, but awkward falls can twist things. Admittedly it was probably a nothing 'hit' but being completely unaware/unprepared makes it a lot worse.

4 Days, 4 Hours ago

 
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