Yep, hopefully at some point growing up you heard your mother or father say just that. Life isn’t fair. Maybe even followed by, “so deal with it”. Many readers will remember that GorT is a soccer coach so this story hits close to home.
The Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer league in Ottawa, Canada has instituted a new rule whereby any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default. This rule replaces a five-point mercy rule where any goal scored above a five-point score differential doesn’t count. While I can understand a mercy rule to a certain degree, the new rule is completely absurd and those in charge of the league and the parents pushing for it should be banned from sports for 5 years (and be declared losers by default). The league has 3,000 children ranging from ages 4 to 18 and this is the kind of rule that benefits the sport and the development of the children? Sean Cale, the league’s director, said the board of directors for the league are “trying to make it fair”. Maybe the World Cup will be “fair” this summer.
What? Fair? How about fairly following the rules? Score a goal, you get a point. I’ve had games this season where we’ve exceeded this 5-point differential. We have no mercy rule. What was the reaction? The opposing coach used it as a learning opportunity for his team. The league called and asked me to do what I could to ease the score but NEVER asked me to not play the game and has instituted no rule to prevent it.
This is a slippery slope that we, as a society, are slipping down. “Fair taxes” where those with higher incomes pay more. “Fair healthcare”. “Fair sports”. Ugh.
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