Thursday, May 16, 2013

Soccer by Far the Most Violent Sport

Misconduct on and around Dutch soccer fields occurs far more often than
in any other popular sports arena. At one out of thirty-three games, incidents occur in which the Discipline Commission has to intervene. In basketball, the same figure is one out of two hundred and ninety-one games. In hockey, it is in one out of three hundred and seventy-four games. In volleyball, it is one out of fifteen hundred games. The misconduct in soccer is due to the weak attitude of the Royal Dutch Soccer Association (KNVB). That is the opinion of other sport unions and the referees. The KNVB rejects the criticism. Last weekend again, two soccer players were arrested after they assaulted a referee.

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