The New Year has begun for sports sector in slightly unconventional way. Right on the second day of the brand new year, we saw an exchange of blows on a football pitch. Yes,don’t be surprised… A football pitch. If you witnessed the players in that exchange, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the players had one drink toomany, while bidding adieu to the past year.
Some went onto call it undesirable, while some chose to ignore it. Correct me if I am wrong, but there is no place for violence in sports. I’ve never ever been able to understand if there could be ‘desire’ for such a thing. It has to becondemned in the strongest of words, and actions. If your children want to be a football player in future and if they saw it, tell them this is exactly whatthey should avoid on a pitch, and off the pitch too. Hopefully, it was aone-off incident and we don’t see it replicated in future. Five red cards in amatch involving top teams cannot be a matter of pride for any.