Posted by devilinside on July 16, 20 at 09:14:13:
In Reply to: Would you let the athletes decide? posted by Gilbert_Sundevil on July 16, 20 at 09:00:44:
The problem with your scenario is you cannot just forget about coaches and other members of the support staff. The games these kids play are supported by a legion of people who never once play between the lines. From grounds crew to reporters to trainers to the guy who washes the uniforms. This is not about "just the players". It never has been. Our head coach is in his 70s. Should we let the players decide if we put his life in at risk...unless of course you plan to also require him to wear a hazmat suit on the sidelines.
Further, kids do dumb things. Yes they are legally adults, but for the most part there is no way you actually trust one with your life. No, the adults will decide this. As they should.
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