Sunday, 16 November 2008

Nasty Rough Boys

Football can be a dangerous game as we know, whether injuries are caused accidentally or deliberately.

Of course it is not always possible to distinguish between the two. When does firm tackling become reckless? When does assertive play become aggression?

There has been a debate raging all week in about the head injury sustained by former Foxes star Iain Hume. Whilst I am sure Chris Morgan did not have the intention to break Hume's skull, it sounds as if his behaviour was slipping beyond the acceptable even before the incident.

It's not always such a grey area of course. Sometime physical contact is a deliberate attack.

I wonder if girl footballers are this much trouble.


areallaticfromthesouth said...

As you know, Petr Cech suffered a fractured skull two years ago at Reading.

Petr Cech has sent a message to Iain Hume. I hope you don't mind

Georgina Best said...

Wow! That is really inspiring. I hope Iain Hume takes heed. I love the advice about thinking of recovery like a football match. Meeting challenges is all about trying to find a pathway through. Cech's words will have meaning for Hume and are probably the best get well gift he will ever have