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Professional Footballers as Roll Models (What a laugh)


Bing.alau
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I'm surprised there has been no thread opened about the Liverpool player who gave his opponent a rather over the ball, love bite. Maybe they should issue him with a muzzle when, and after he has served his ban.

Sorry but if I can't joke about this event I would feel like crying. When are these overpaid posers going to behave in a manner which makes them look like real hero's.

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Bing.alau

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It seems quite few of us football loving guys have been turning over to rugby. I know I would rather watch that now. But hey, I have seen some sadistic rugby players too. It has even been known for them to bite lumps out of each other.

If I had been bitten in a game of football I am afraid I would have retaliated. Not by biting back, but it would have been a little while before the biter got himself up off the ground. I am surprised the recipient of the bite didn't wallop the little blighter/biter. Yes I know you aren't supposed to retaliate, but in my opinion rules should be broken on occasions like those.

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woodchip

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One word for him, is he's a nutter. Should be put in a Zoo

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morddwyd

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"The police aren't taking action because no complaint has been made."

That's OK then.

Be alright to kill my wife as long as she doesn't complain!

Biting is not uncommon in rugby, though I never indulged myself, but I never saw it being done off the ball, or indeed anywhere outside the scrum.

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spider9

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morddwyd

"...but I never saw it being done off the ball, or indeed anywhere outside the scrum."

Sorry, but I don't see how it could possibly matter where, on the field of play, the biting took place??

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Aitchbee

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Is that why American Footballers wear crash-helmets with face grills or is it merely to protect their gnashers?

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Quickbeam

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I could only ever be bitten once by someone, they wouldn't have enough teeth left to try it a second time...

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Quickbeam

"....they wouldn't have enough teeth left to try it a second time..."

Thank goodness footballers seem to have a good deal more self-control than you.

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morddwyd

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"Sorry, but I don't see how it could possibly matter where, on the field of play, the biting took place??"

It doesn't, it's a foul no matter where it takes place.

However, in rugby it's a known and accepted risk in the scrum, where all sorts of things happen.

Hookers, in particular, wear scrum caps not just to protect their ears against rubbing.

For the couple of seasons I was tried in that position I was never without one.

The odd nip, properly timed, could just delay your strike that critical amount.

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Quickbeam

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Why do you think so many rugby players have missing teeth!

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spider9

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morddwyd

You appear to accept the notion that it is going to happen in a rugby scrum ("..an accepted risk.."), which, to my mind, makes rugby players far worse than footballers if the biting, or 'nipping' is being used as a premeditated way of gaining advantage. And some people say 'rugger' is a gentleman's game??

Quickbeam

"they wouldn't have enough teeth left "

Always assuming, I suppose, your assailant is older/smaller/weaker than yourself.

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