Peace and Love in the Canberra Church Soccer League

Ntp 14 August 2007 12

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?

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12 Responses to Peace and Love in the Canberra Church Soccer League
v_man_returns v_man_returns 9:04 am 15 Aug 07

I’ve played a few random games for a couple of teams in the church league. I played in this team of South American guys 2 years ago and apparently one game when I wasn’t there our keeper head butted an opposition played when they were shaking hands at the end.

Growling Ferret Growling Ferret 3:56 pm 14 Aug 07

aaah Religion, the cause of all world conflicts

S4anta S4anta 3:36 pm 14 Aug 07

rugby players and spectators once the game is over are too busy swiling beer to give a f**k about a fight. thats what 3am at mooseheads is for.

stan_bowles stan_bowles 3:31 pm 14 Aug 07

Because in rugby the players are too busy beating taxi drivers and sexually harrasing women?

Thumper Thumper 3:23 pm 14 Aug 07

Why is it always soccer where the fans and players seem to think it’s okay to continue the blue off the field with weapons?

S4anta S4anta 2:59 pm 14 Aug 07

maybe our friend with the hammer got the bible confused with Mr Kings book Misery?

Maelinar Maelinar 2:41 pm 14 Aug 07

“turn the other cheek” is now “go fetch the hammer”

Mr Evil Mr Evil 2:32 pm 14 Aug 07

What ever happened to “turn the other cheek”?

phasmal phasmal 1:53 pm 14 Aug 07

The funny thing is, I knew a guy from a church that participated in a Canberra soccer league (possibly the same one?), and according to him the team was composed almost entirely of people not from the aforementioned church. That’s not to say that this wasn’t church people, just that you can’t assume it…. Although apparently, when the priest at the time joined in on the soccer was when they heard the worst language on the field :).. which conversely goes to show they’re all just people anyway.

shiny flu shiny flu 11:29 am 14 Aug 07

It’s all ok, they’ll just use religion to ask for
‘forgiveness’ so they can justify the darker side of human behavior and all will be well.

S4anta S4anta 11:10 am 14 Aug 07

take two jesus

S4anta S4anta 11:09 am 14 Aug 07

hee hee. jesus

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