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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

By Dan Tursky (Class of 2011)
Professional Tennis player David Ferrer was participating in the Sony Ericsson Open Quarterfinal match against Mardy Fish when a spur of events turned the match upside down. A wailing baby in the stands sparked Ferrer’s frustration as he lost his composure and decided to lob a ball up in the general direction of where the noise of the infant was coming from.

Though his action of technically throwing a ball at a helpless baby may have been an act of frustration and it may have been unintentional, it was a completely ruthless and an unnecessary act that brings a question to mind that has been coming up more recently in the past few years. Are athletes and fans alike beginning to go overboard in incidents involving sports and setting poor examples for younger viewers across the globe?