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I did wonder if it would be seen as such. It's rare I've seen a leg go that high, but it does happen when you lose balance etc. We'll have to see how this goes I guess. šŸ˜¬
 
I hadn't watched the video til today. I thought it was wild he was being arrested but I think they need to at least ask why he put his leg there. I don't think he meant to cut the dude but he certainly meant to kick him.
Seems to have split the ex-pros/pundits, from what I've seen, too - half saying he's clearly trying to kick (though likely in the chest) and half saying there's absolutely nothing in it at all

Be interesting to see what the courts make of it - can't think of anything similar to this happening in other sports, where it's partly due to interpretation of what's a sporting accident and what's intentional foul play leading to catastrophic circumstances
Maybe back of the head punches in boxing? Don't think anything ever happened to Terrel Williams, who dealt severe brain damage to Prichard Colon
 
Seems to have split the ex-pros/pundits, from what I've seen, too - half saying he's clearly trying to kick (though likely in the chest) and half saying there's absolutely nothing in it at all

Be interesting to see what the courts make of it - can't think of anything similar to this happening in other sports, where it's partly due to interpretation of what's a sporting accident and what's intentional foul play leading to catastrophic circumstances
Maybe back of the head punches in boxing? Don't think anything ever happened to Terrel Williams, who dealt severe brain damage to Prichard Colon
Yeah, tough one to prove. It comes down to recklessness and intent. Both pretty much reliant on the 'players' reason for doing what he did.

Wasn't there a rugby match where a player was found guilty of assault after a fight. If i recall the basis was it being 'far outside the rules, standards of the game' and not acceptable as part of rugby. I might have this wrong.
 
Yeah unless he admits it was a kick instead of losing his balance going into the check there will be no case. It just isn't something that happens though raising your leg that high. But yeah I'm with olyy no other sport has a foul play that can be so accidentally catastrophic that I'm aware of.
 
Yeah, tough one to prove. It comes down to recklessness and intent. Both pretty much reliant on the 'players' reason for doing what he did.

Wasn't there a rugby match where a player was found guilty of assault after a fight. If i recall the basis was it being 'far outside the rules, standards of the game' and not acceptable as part of rugby. I might have this wrong.
 

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