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While I have little empathy for pitch invaders, I think players (rugby, cricket, whatever) should stay clear of getting involved. Sooner or later, someone will get hurt, then there'll be tears

 

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Interestingly Bairstow was a hero for manhandling a protester at the Ashes, yet Cane was "caned". Interesting world.
 

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Interestingly Bairstow was a hero for manhandling a protester at the Ashes, yet Cane was "caned". Interesting world.
Andrew Symonds took matters into his own hands, twice even.

I don't blame a player for wanting to take care of the situation, but as a coach I would be peeved at a player taking an unnecessary risk
 

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Dickie E


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I think the governing bodies should outlaw it for a couple of reasons:
1. If either the player or the invader copped an injury it would be an ugly situation, and
2. It gives unwanted notoriety & publicity to the incident
 

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I think the governing bodies should outlaw it for a couple of reasons:
1. If either the player or the invader copped an injury it would be an ugly situation, and
2. It gives unwanted notoriety & publicity to the incident
Yes I am sure that if you asked a protester what would be the best thing (from their point of view) that could happen, they would say that it would be for them to be attacked by a famous player.
 

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While I have little empathy for pitch invaders, I think players (rugby, cricket, whatever) should stay clear of getting involved. Sooner or later, someone will get hurt, then there'll be tears

just putting this here,
 

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just putting this here,
that was a terrible.

that was a somewhat different situation is that the protestor had actually attacked the referee, so in the situation is is justified to intervene physically to protect the victim from further harm.

Aside : doesn't everyone look different 20 years ago from the modern game?
- the players are generally significantly smaller and lighter than today's internationals
- David McHugh on the other hand! Did they have fitness tests for refs back then?
 

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that was a terrible.

that was a somewhat different situation is that the protestor had actually attacked the referee, so in the situation is is justified to intervene physically to protect the victim from further harm.

Aside : doesn't everyone look different 20 years ago from the modern game?
- the players are generally significantly smaller and lighter than today's internationals
- David McHugh on the other hand! Did they have fitness tests for refs back then?
Hampshire certainly did, as I remember from when pushing from C1 to B3.
 
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