Just reading the hayley McQueen article on BBC and she is suggesting limiting heading which i think is unworkable.However,i think all footballers should wear the Peter Cech style crash helmets.What do others think please?
Argylegames wrote: I don't see how heading can be limited. Wearing a helmet would remove the player's (in)ability to direct the ball with their head.
It either needs a world-wide ban on heading, and all that would entail regarding crosses, corners etc., or it has to be left where it is. The modern light ball is much safer surely than the one from the 60s and earlier with the laces and getting heavier in the rain.
Ted wrote: Boxing is also a brilliant discipline, which has helped many people in many communities. Do we ban mixed martial arts too?
I say let people get on with it and take their own risks. I can't fathom why people are so surprised all of a sudden that having a ball whacked on your head isn't going to do it any good.
Dementia is a horrible disease but most things in life come with a risk attached and its the individuals decision to take that risk.
Getting in cars, going on a plane, having a vaccine, crossing the road, smoking, drinking, eating crap the list is endless....
Ted wrote: What about mixed martial arts and wrestling, should that be banned too? After all anybody who learns could seriously hurt someone.
The discipline is knowing when and how to protect yourself. Amongst other disciplines.
You shouldn't stereotype those who box, they're not all young thugs.
Just like not everybody called Martyn is a plonker.
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