posted on Jul, 6 2013 @ 07:04 AM
Football (or soccer, for those of us too deluded to accept that when the ball is oval the game should either be called Rugby, or called off as a bad
idea) referees globally have one of the most dangerous jobs in sports. I have seen countless videos of fans chasing a lone official across town, just
because they made a call that the fans did not agree with. Therefore, that the ref was destroyed in such a total manner in retaliation for the killing
of the player is not a suprise.
It is however, utterly disgraceful, and does not do any favours to Brazil as a destination for sports tourism, which is sort of ironic if you ask me.
On the subject of images and video of the incident, I have only this to say. Confronting the realities of the anatomical process is necessary for the
development of realistic attitudes to death and dying. I grow increasingly weary of the consideration paid to those who would rather shy away from
such content, because it shows a lack of intestinal fortitude, mental discipline, and willingness to observe reality objectively. That said, having
veiwed the material available on this particular matter, I can tell you that since the image and video quality is so poor, one is left with an
impressionistic image of the scene, rather than a detailed one.
I much prefer crime scene photographs. You get close ups, multiple angles, and they are next to always HD quality, which means that forensically
important details can be seen. That said, we deal with the puss ridden underbelly of the world here at ATS. We read the stories no one else seems to
want to read, we know the things that other people would rather ignore, we sift the decaying contents of the bowels of humanity here. The political
moves that place ever greater power, on ever smaller numbers of shoulders, the military actions and thier consequences, the corruptions and deceptions
we are party to here... These things ought to turn our guts far more than images which show the many ways we die. Death is natural, wether foul play
is involved or not. As for the other things we view and comment on, those are not natural, and yet we do not shy away from them. I fail to understand
the double standard here.