Sports turn people into animals.
The recent stampede of football fans in South Africa is such a sad testament to the disgusting baseness of human nature. Forty-two people were killed by being trod on and crushed into a barbed wire fence by other people, as a mob of 30,000 tried to cram their way into an already-at-60,000-capacity stadium. I can't believe that something as meaningless as a game of football could drive human beings to such a frenzy that they'd lose all sense of reason and start a stampede. STAMPEDE. That's a word we use to describe the blind, mindless mob activity of big dumb animals like wildebeasts and cattle. Sports have been known to drive people to this sort of thing before--a while back, the same area of South Africa witnessed a stampede that killed 41 people. Football matches in Europe have had similar things happen. In Glasgow, we regularly have to put up with drunken idiots storming about looking for other drunken idiots to fight with over football. Everytime there's a Celtic or Rangers match (or god almighty protect us, a match between the two of them), the streets are crammed with morons singing nationalist songs and pummeling anyone who looks at them wrong--all because they are so keyed up by their damn football game, they can't even control their behaviour anymore.
Understand it's not sports that I have a thing against. It's what they do to the ignorant sheep herd that gets too involved in their play. Please, be horrified at the sick depths human behaviour can sink to, and try to keep your rational head above the water of the crowd.