Being a sportsperson is an ultimate joy for a lot of people in this fraternity. There is a lot of conjecture about the true meaning of sports in a player’s life. Sports are a way to fame, success, and money and so on for the people, but the meaning of sports has taken a different turn in today’s time. Sports have nothing to do with violence but some famous sports of modern times are getting a commercial run on the violence that suffices in them. World Wrestling matches; Raw and the Smack Down are enjoyed by people worldwide. Seeing their hero turning his opponent into a bundle of blood-smeared flesh gives a sense of fulfilment to the viewers. Wrestling matches locked in cages; torturous situations and the like are much loved by everyone now. The reality is not this and sports are in no way meant to be equal to violence.
Violence in sports is dangerous not just for the players but also for those sports’ fans. Various hard core fans imitate the actions of the players in similar violent games under unsafe situations and end up losing their lives even. In America only, a survey showed that around fifteen thousand people die every year practising the stunts these sports players perform. It actually feels like watching a group of roadside goons fighting the hell out to win something even if it involves serious physical harm to the other. Sports like these must surely be banned or come up with improved structures in order to safeguard the health of the players. Still, I believe the sense of joy from one person hitting the other isn’t legitimate and thus the convention of encouraging similar sports shall be banned.
Some Violent Sports that are Supposed to Be Banned
Another sport that fits this category well is Bull Riding. Firstly, a general remark on the very existence of such a sport: this being considered a sport is itself ridiculous considering the serious physical injuries a sport like this can cause. Falling from the bull has caused serious injuries to the people in the past and will obviously continue to. Then, a bull weighing around eight hundred kilograms can very well trample over its trouble maker. This clearly doesn’t justify its existence as a sport in the world.
Then comes the sport of big wave surfing. As the name suggests, it involves surfing in big waves, some being as high as twenty feet. Adding to this is the special prize given to the ones who surf in waves as huge as a hundred feet. The hazards are not just drowning but serious injuries that can be caused by the underlying rocks in the water. The mere existence and continuation of these sports, today, point simply towards the changing definition of sports.
Similarly, sports like white water rafting, bicycle motocross and the like need to be stopped immediately on moral grounds since their very foundation is weak. Nonetheless, stringent measures need to be ensured in order to safeguard the players who are still into these sports. Lastly, the governments of the countries where these sports are practised must come up with serious stringent measures to at least limit the practice of these sports in the long run.
Sports shall be a source of pleasure for the players as well. A pain streaking experience isn’t really worth being called a sport. Sports enlighten an individual and bring the best of one. If that is the case then why shall anyone in the world risk his life to sport a game? Sports like cricket, basketball and football are well loved by a huge population and will always be loved because of the ease it provides to the players. Violent sports must surely be banned from the surface of the Earth, indeed!