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Banning heading in soccer would have limited effect on concussions, study finds

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 16 July 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h3789

Beware of contact sports

Contact sports (such as boxing, hockey, rugby, and American football) are parodies of manhood and atavistic, anachronistic, sadomasochistic, barbaric bacchanalia, which create the euphoria of victory, machismo, and fun, but the sickness of injury, disability, and pain.

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 July 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, USA