Elite Athletes, My Foot

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harryc
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Elite Athletes, My Foot

Post by harryc » Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:11 pm

The dispensation given to 'athletes' is already totally ridiculous

But now to give special treatment to video game players is a story from Mars

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Re: Elite Athletes, My Foot

Post by Rosamunda » Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:41 pm

But now to give special treatment to video game players is a story from Mars
Why? Care to expand...?


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Re: Elite Athletes, My Foot

Post by harryc » Sat Oct 07, 2017 4:11 pm

If every male has a 'conscription' obligation I do not understand why athletes get any dispensation.

Why not medical students and interns, etc. - on down the line - EMT drivers, etc. Most people will think them of far more importance to the society than someone preparing to get a 50 million € salary from the NHL.

Professional athletes are only in it for the €€€ and the glory. It doesn't even contribute anything directly to the country's defence - something MANY other professions do. I could understand them getting a month or two* for outside training - though I wonder why military exercises are not keep them in shape. (??)

*But the time off would extend their term

So WHY the special treatment for these people - unlike what ANYONE ELSE gets?

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And now Video Game Players getting special treatment is totally ridiculous - and no one saying boo.


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