Sunday, April 5, 2009

Societal disintegration - should a sportsman with a serious assault conviction be chosen to represent Australia?

Does this show that society is disintegrating?

When bullies reach hero status, and have a following which, for the most part, seem to think that serious assault is praiseworthy and that the person assaulted somehow deserved it, I think it is a very bad indictment on society and what is accepted and acceptable to members of society.

I don't subscribe to Facebook or any "social networking" sites, and I am loathe to do so, they don't iterest me.

D'Arcy has had 'problems' in the past, he admitted that he'd never done so much damage before with one hit. To me that is an admission that they boy is a thug.

Rebecca Wilson gives her take on D'Arcy and I must agree with her summation.
Nick D'Arcy smashed Cowley's face almost beyond recognition after last year's national swimming trials in Sydney. With a single, vicious elbow to the face, he fractured bones, shattered teeth and drew blood.

A judge late last week handed D'Arcy a suspended jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

How can a person convicted of a criminal offence, a serious assault (grevous bodily harm, which is one step back from attempted murder), be a suitable person to represent Australia in sports? Should D'Arcy be chosen to represent Australia in Rome it proves that sporting bodies in Australia are bereft of any social conscience.

The Australian Story mentioned by Rebecca Wilson is here.

After the death of his son, a Queensland father established "One Punch Can Kill".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'd ask the pretentious prick to leave swimming and take his dukes with him. Maybe Mundine would welcome him as a punching bag. Mehaul