Thursday 27 April 2017

Save us, and rugby, from idiot academics

Shoulder to shoulder: Donncha O’Callaghan (left), Peter Stringer, and Paul O’Connell sing ahead of a 2007 match
Shoulder to shoulder: Donncha O’Callaghan (left), Peter Stringer, and Paul O’Connell sing ahead of a 2007 match
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Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

We love a good moral panic and no panic is better than one which comes wrapped in the snug, smug righteous blanket of child safety.

When you can then tie that moral panic into having a pop at male elitism, you have what our American friends call a twofer.

The recent letter signed by 70 supposed 'experts' and academics which called for a ban on tackling for any juvenile rugby player is a classic of its kind.

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