Violence in a Church sporting competition is not something that immediately leaps to mind and most violence associated with soccer is off the pitch but NowUC gives us an insight to what organisers hope will be a one off occurrence.
An on field scuffle during a match between the Hope and Community (H&C) and Navigators in the Canberra Church League game held on the last weekend in July lead to the game being called off and two players receiving life bans. The incident; H&C player intentionally stomped on the face of an opponent and continued with the assault after getting a red card. To cap things off the victim then when off, retrieved a hammer and came back to settle the score.
Recent sermons containing too much eye for an eye stuff and not enough love and forgiveness perhaps?