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Violence in SportsWith the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated You can not change something that has been around for so long becuse it would change the aspect of the game to something completly different The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the 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 John Schneider The violence in sport mirrors the violence found in society violence as the result of economic incentives the influence of crowd behaviour on player violence genetic causation for player aggression learning theory and player aggression and psychological stress and player violence Lapchick 230 The theories of sport mirroring society violence as a result of economic incentive and the influence of the crowd behaviour are the theories that I feel are responsible for the increasing violence in sports Most people when involved in a highly stressful situation where violence is around would probably resort to a fight to resolve their differences In sport why should we expect any difference In events such as hockey games where people are expected to hit and make body contact sooner or later a fight will break out and the fans will yell and scream for their favourite player involved Like anything if people around us are applauding us for a certain act we have done we will try to do it over so that we will continue to be praised In sports there are some players whose only role on the team is to protect and enforce the unwritten rules of the game such as in hockey where it is not right to fight or hit a Wayne Gretezy or Mario Lemieux type of
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