Sports Are Linked with Violence and Aggression

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There are many positives that come from playing sports; most of the time sports are linked with violence and aggression. (Wann)(SV;SV). Fights and violence in sports has been on the rise as of lately. Players are being much more aggressive than ever before. “Some level of violence will always remain in sports” such as football, hockey, and rugby (“Violence Inevitable”). Sports such as these thrive off of violence and they must if they are to stay around. This violence has impacted sports from the players to the fans and has changed the way some sports are played. Fans are also getting much more rowdy. More security is needed at certain sporting events in order to keep the fans under control. The upping in security is due to new rules being …show more content…
These parents are usually thrown out of the game and set a very bad example for their children and the rest of the team. Our society needs to reexamine the way we define manhood and stop encouraging boys and men to value toughness over respect (“Violence Inevitable”). These boys and young men play the game because it is what they love. They do not want to hear their parents screaming from the stands; they just want to have fun and excel in what they love. Some of the parents still try to live out their athletic career through their children by pushing them to do better, telling them what they did wrong after a game, and telling them what sports their son or daughter need to play. The kids never get a chance to see what they actually like and they do as they are told. The parents do release their child to the sport; they just continue to yell and coach from the stands. Referees have gotten a pretty tight hold on such parents in recent years. Referees are supposed to keep control of the games from the beginning to the end (Davis). The rules of violent games have changed to accommodate the safety of the players involved to avoid illegal hits and fights as much as possible. Pro leagues have set ever-tighter regulations that aim to retain enough violence to keep the fans happy without destroying lives (“Violence Inevitable”). The NFL has set strict rules about hitting a defenseless receiver and

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