Here’s what I love about the internet. You can say something is “viral” and so everyone will spread it around, thus self-fulfilling your prophecy! Here’s a case in point; this video. The person who made it shot a high school basketball game, and maintains that a series of flagrant fouls were ignored by referees, thus putting players on the opposition squad in physical danger.
See for yourself.
I’m guessing these kids came away with a few bruises, for sure, especially at the hands of number 34, but are they ALL flagrant fouls? I count two... maybe three of the six.
What’s persuasive about this argument is when the action is slowed to Hard Copy-style slow motion. This begs the question, however, doesn’t everything look creepy and malfeasant when in slow motion?
I …. thhiiiiinnnkkk… ssssssssooooooooo….
I notice in this video that the opposing team, so, ahem, brutally fouled, never stand up for each other. Each player, ahem, brutalized by a foul, just simply shakes it off, alone, like a tumbleweed in the desert. No teammate confronts the fouler, no solidarity is displayed.
Just my take on it.
I headlined this Timesuck with the phrase "stirs controversy." Is there a controversy? I have no idea, except now there probably is, because the headline says so!