Why is Fair-play important in football?Mon 20 Jul
On the 25 of January 1995, in the Crystal Palace stadium full of people, the Manchester United team were playing a match to try to win the premier league. That day something unusual, which shocked everybody, happened in the stadium. Éric Cantona, the striker of MU, after his expulsion, hit a supporter from the other team. After 20 years from this event, Philippe Mexes, the player of AC Milan, punched a footballer in the end of a match. These two episode make us think about what message this kind of player want to give us.
So why is Fair-Play important in football? Every year thousands of children watch football matches on TV and start to play this sport. Football for them should be a way to relax themselves, a way to teach them how to live with other people and a way to enjoy themselves. New footballers are not a perfect example for children, because their bad behaviour can influence others who look up to them. In football, but also in others sports, Fair-play is important because it represents a good society. Without it, football would be a fight. There are many examples of Fair-Play, that make us proud of our favourite player, because this is what we want, seeing a strong player, that is also polite inside and outside of football. This is the football we should love.