Sunday, 8 April 2018
I MAY Have Been Wrong
I've never had much use for sports seeing them as simply a way for 'athletes' to express aggression in a semi controlled manner . Fights on the hockey ice, fights in the soccer stands, snarling and salivating wrestling fans, cheating baseball players...you know....you hear about it all the time. Today we were in Williams and as usual all their TV screens had one form of sport or another on tap..no sound...just the pictures and captions that are way too small to read from across the room. Anyway, the screen in our range of vision had a soccer or rugby kind of thing happening...blue shirts and striped shirts. I couldn't begin to tell you if it was live or a rerun. Anyway two players collided. It was a nasty collision with the foot of one player connecting with great enthusiasm with the head of another player. Recipient of said foot to the head went down....hard..... Much to my surprise the owner of the head colliding foot stayed with the downed player from (get this) the OTHER team until he was attended to and was able to stand again after which the owner of the head colliding foot gave the recipient of the foot a big hug which was returned. My jaw hit the table. Maybe....just maybe mind you...I've been wrong about sports. Still not interested but possibly wrong.