A couple of weeks ago, I went to a minor-league hockey game. Probably my second game ever.
I don’t know a whole bunch about the sport, so I have to be honest and say I wasn’t enthralled.
My son, however, is a huge St. Louis Blues fan and he convinced me a few days later to watch a game on TV. Halfway through the game–which only moderately held my attention because, you must understand, I’ve never had kids play the sport–a fight broke out between two players. This did not surprise me, but what did amaze me is that the referees and the other players just stood there and let it happen.
Why the heck didn’t the refs break up the fight? I got irritated at the officials for letting the fight go on, while my son informed me that the fighting was strategic and had a purpose and was all part of the game.
Is it any wonder, then, that these little hockey players are starting brawls? They are only copying what they see.
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