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violence With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people sports has become an areawhere some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminatedYou can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of thegame to something completely different The elimination of violence should not be done in sport becausethe violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its popularity The reasons that the violence is occurring in sport is due to six theories according to JohnSchneider The violence in sport mirrors the violence found in society violence as the result ofeconomic incentives the influence of crowd behavior on player violence genetic causation for playeraggression learning theory and player aggression and psychological stress and player violenceLapchick 230 The theories of sport mirroring society violence as a result of economic incentive and theinfluence of the crowd behavior are the theories that I feel are responsible for the increasing violencein sports Most people when involved in a highly stressful situation where violence is around wouldprobably resort to a fight to resolve their differences In sport why should we expect any differenceIn events such as hockey games where people are expected to hit and make body contact sooner or later afight will break out and the fans will yell and scream for their favorite player involved Likeanything if people around us are applauding us for a certain act we have done we will try to do it overso that we will continue to be praised In sports there are some players whose only role on the team isto protect and enforce the unwritten rules of the game such as in hockey where it is not right
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