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Football: WTF!! - Kids copy wrong role models

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posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 03:26 PM
I think this is going a bit too far, yes it does happen at games quite often. But to be honest i have heard parents using even worse language towards their kids in the street. To blame it on a sport is just clutching at straws to the way society is today.....

FOOTBALL players swearing at referees are partly to blame for British schoolchildren's unruly behaviour in the classroom, a leading education figure said overnight. The Secondary Heads Association's deputy general secretary, Martin Ward, called for the introduction of a 9pm television watershed for the broadcast of games.

"There is a significant link between players swearing and bad language in schools," he told the SHA's annual conference in Brighton.

"When children see their heroes playing Britain's national game behaving in this way it legitimises their behaviour."


posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 03:38 PM
unfortunatly we live in a society where individuals will not accept the blame for their own actions, it always has to be "someone" elses fault, it is not the fault of the parents who don't take the time to teach their children values, or the children themselves, who should certainly know better, what better to blame it on than sports


posted on Mar, 6 2005 @ 05:57 PM
this isnt the start of it, it has been going on for a long time. A lot of teenagers copy basketball players and their style and everything along those lines, and to be honest nobody sould be copying basketball players. They don't have their act's together.

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 11:57 AM
I read this in the newspapers today and even they said its a joke and would never happen.

What about these computer games and as TRD said the parents themselves. It's so easy to blame it on football, when the problem stems from the home.

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 03:58 PM
they are saying this but.....

how come you dont hear the opposite of this, such as football ambasodors at some clubs. the players who represent there club really well.. kids can be inspired by them, but you dont hear the eductation department say that

posted on Mar, 7 2005 @ 06:23 PM

Originally posted by Ben
and to be honest nobody sould be copying basketball players. They don't have their act's together.

Depends on the individual, some (Lebron, for instance) do have there act together.

speed and ryno have great points, too. The parents should accept responsibility, and you don't hear about when kids emulate players who are upstanding individuals.


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