I came up with this poll idea to see how instant justice can be exacted from this Olympic scandal ... taekwondo style. 36 people voted, and this is how they see Angel getting his just rewards:
50% wanted to back kick him in the nuts!
27% wanted to turn their backs on him and gas him!
25% wanted to take him down to the mats and sweat on him!
22% wanted to roundhouse kick him in the head!
16% wanted to chuck a hissy fit and then go kick his coach!
It seems an overwhelming percentage of pollers wanted to really get him where it hurts! This isn't Olympic rules of course, but it certainly drives home the message, doesn't it?
It's very strange, median answers vary from a very emotive 'turn their backs on him and gas him' to grappling solutions, and then to an eye for an eye kick that he similarly doled out to that referree. A few respondants thought that the coach should get some blame too.
The poll is a simple and fun mechanism, not inviting you to put too much thought into it. But there is a temptation to think about how this guy can be taught a lesson if he was standing in front of any one of us. How do you decide? What do you do? Has anything like this happen in your dojo before? Or do you take the mature way and talk to him about your disappointment and your expectations?
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