jamboy wrote:A raging debate has been going on all over the internet the past few days about the "shock" utterance of the F bomb on live national TV by superstar sprinter Jeter during the running of the womens 4 x 100m at the just concluded Penn Relays.
A replay by NBC showed an "outraged" Jeter visibly upset over the US losing the event. Jeter had previously anchored the US team to wins the past three years.
Should she be sanctioned by USA Track and Field for "Unsportsman/woman" like behavior in front of a national TV audience in the middle of a Saturday afternoon?
For a person of her stature, what message is this sending to our kids most notably our young upcoming athletes?
What do you think?
I just want to double-check that I understand the situation:
Carmelita Jeter, who did not run in 4x100m event, was observerd by the NBC video cameras visibly upset and uttering a curse word. You are asking if USATF should sanction her for that action.
So in essence, you are asking if a spectator at a sporting event should be sanctioned by the professional organization to which they subscribe if a television network broadcasts an image of them cursing. Just making sure I understand the situation.
As a member of a trade union, I think that sets a very dangerous precedent for what your labor representatives can penalize you for on your free time.
As a parent, here's my advice on how you explain that situation to your child: "The woman you saw on TV was watching a sporting event, and she was upset by the result, and she said words that aren't appropriate."
As a user of the English language, my recommendation is avoid using the word "sanction" in a thread title, as it leads people to believe there's something more serious/pernicious at stake than an observer of a sporting event cursing.