This is appalling. Thanks for telling the story - I couldn't make the game as I was at a church event. Pacifism is quite key (we don't really proselytise but if interested it's probably obvious.)I've no desire to sound like a keyboard warrior but with extensive previous involvement in boxing and rugby I'd like to think I'd have defended someone decades older and outnumbered - as peacefully as possible.
Edit - missed out the key point - I used the incident (no information beyond "a sports event") for a discussion of if force is ever acceptable.
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