That woman soccer thug is seeing a psychologist to try to understand her behaviour — “it’s not who I am!” But anyway, she feels she and women’s sport is being held to a different standard then men’s sport.
And she’s right. But that is a good thing.
The most interesting hockey game I ever watched was the Canada-US woman’s final in the Salt Lake City Olympics.
As hockey goes, it was slow and sluggish but it was amazing to watch as one Canadian player after another was sent off to the penalty box — often with phantom calls from a ref who was heavily biased — seven in a row, as I recall, and never once did the girls complain — had they been men they would have rioted. But no. No matter how weak the call, they skated directly to the box and as they did their time they increased their resolve to persevere.
I remember thinking at the time, God, I wish we could learn from that. That’s what sportsmanship is all about. That is how it should be done. But men can’t learn and women shouldn’t want to copy us.
That thuggish woman was so conspicuous because her behaviour is so unusual. I hope she’s got a good shrink.