There are some who see video games as a terrible evil that causes violence and a form of media that should be banned or taxed.  Even though numerous studies have shown no link between videogames and violence,  people still love pulling out their pitchforks when it comes to games.

Why should violence only be attributed to video games however? Why not other forms of games?

In Brazil Soccer this week, a referee and a player were in a fight that resulted in the referee stabbing the soccer player to death on the field. The crowd then flowed onto the field and decapitated the referee and tore his limbs apart before placing his head on a stake in the middle of the field.

And these types of stories happen a lot more regularly than you would image. Do a quick google search for Soccer Violence and you will see a number of articles coming up.

Of course Soccer isn’t the only ‘game’ that these acts of violence happen. And I don’t want to ban soccer or any other sport. But I do find it strange that you can have sports with real bloodshed on a regular basis, and no one has a problem with that. But if you spill virtual blood – now your someone who should be watched and monitored because you could be violent.

Soccer referee decapitated after stabbing player to death in Brazil


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