Monday, February 04 2013, 12:06AM
“Footballers should behave properly at all times, they are paid vast amounts of money to do something so many young boys dream of. When the clubs take on apprentices they should teach them how to behave, there should also be clauses in their contracts allowing large financial penalties or termination of contract in extreme cases.”
Monday, February 04 2013, 10:27AM
“To Sensational , I am totally in agreement with you but isit not possible to extend that ruling to spitting generally ,as well as blowing the nose. I love football and did in factplay it from 14 yrs until I was 26 yrs old and do you know Icannot remember spitting going on then - mind you I am going back some fifty years . One problem is that it so often looks as though the camera and camera man focuson the man that is spitting . I agree it is a digusting habitand I would have thought a man such as a footballer thatis earning £ 100,000 plus per week ought to behave better.It is certainly teaching the youngsters and apprenticesreally bad habits. What is a one match ban to someoneearning that sought of money ?”
Monday, February 04 2013, 2:03PM
“The law should apply on the football field the same as anywhere - spitting is assault and should be treated as such.Footballers get paid ridiculous wages for what they do, and should be able to control themselves on and off the pitch. The football 'industry' in this country is about to collapse largely through the greed of players, and the matchfixing scandal about to break won't help matters.”
Monday, February 04 2013, 2:46PM
“Quite agree with all the above and I especially agree with John47 about the law aspect. Perhaps the police should have approached the said player. I doubt it will happen but it should be done as a deterrent. If the other player had retaliated with a punch I feel that it would have been justified, although I cannot condone violence on or off the pitch.”
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