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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old January 6th, 2005, 15:50 Thread Starter
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Violence on the pitch

Important new case on how the criminal law should deal (or not) with allegations of foul play.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old January 6th, 2005, 18:23
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“The court has recognised the special nature of sports related injury and the fact that injury, even of a serious nature, can occur within the heat of play. The criminal law has a part to play only in exceptional cases, with all of conduct best judged by specialist tribunals with specialist knowledge of the realities of sport play. This judgment will put a sharp stop to the growing practice of disgruntled players using the criminal law to compensate for defeat or humiliation on the pitch.”

Sounds dead right to me.


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