Mixed message for athletes
After reading “D-II girls MVP Davis played after drawing two technicals” (article, March 2), on the basketball player for Bamberg, Germany, who received two technical fouls and was still allowed to play in the next game, I am concerned about the message we are sending to our student athletes.
It seems like there was a bit of favoritism shown to a young woman who is, without question, an outstanding player. However, this should not have been taken into account, which is obvious it has been, and she should have been held to the same standard as every other athlete.
When other players of any sport violate the rules, regardless of the extent, they are punished according to the rules. I have a child of my own removed from a team in Hanau for a rules violation that was very questionable, but we understood that rules are rules, and my son took the punishment and moved on.
The situation here is blatant and is a disgrace to all of the athletes in Europe who play, and get removed, by the rules they are held accountable to.
Sgt. 1st Class Fred BrookingIllesheim, Germany