- Jan 28, 2015
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Whilst i wouldnt actually be apposed to a 20 min red card(no change to bans after the game), that game wasnt ruined, it was still a physical battle with quite a few good tries. Red cards dont always ruin matches.If you say so 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️
Absolutely this,Player safety > Fan's entertainment.
Not sure i agree/disagree, but you could argue the quite the opposite based on that evidence. You could easily argue that that tackle/red card changed the way players handled those situations and that because of that players safety has improved.Red cards ruin big games. Remember Sam Warburton being sent off just 18 minutes into Wales' 2011 World Cup semi-final defeat by France? We don't want a repeat of that in France this year.'
I see where you're coming from but i am not sure you can generalize it that way. If that were the case we should fobid running and prohibiting tackles, scrums and high balls, just to increase players safety.Player safety > Fan's entertainment.
They're all false equivalences though aren't they? A stat has been shared here before that showed 40-50% of high tackles resulting in a red card also result in the tackled player not returning to the field of play. If collapsing scrums had the same results you'd sure as hell see scrums change drastically.I see where you're coming from but i am not sure you can generalize it that way. If that were the case we should fobid running and prohibiting tackles, scrums and high balls, just to increase players safety.
Without entertainment for the fans there'd be no money for the players which means no sport. It is a contact sport and part of the appeal is that players put their bodies on the line.
I believe the trick lies, precisely, in figuring out how to make the game safer while minimizing the effect on the entertainment part, at least not enough so that fans decide to stop watching. We're not that far away from that imo. South Park's sarcastabal episode comes to mind.
My issue is simply the deterrent is there of a red card/ban and it still happens, the issue is it cannot be fully reduced to zero head injuries due to the nature of the sport.Absolutely this,
If players can't get it into their heads not to try and decapitate the opposition then they need to keep getting red carded, maybe knowing that they're letting down their side will eventually get it through their thick skulls
Once it becomes a rarer, and more accidental, occurrence then maybe we can talk about orange cards
Looked to me like he pretty much threw himself over the ruck to headbutt the guy.Haouas' looked borderline intentional