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Former footballers are more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease, study finds

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 21 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l6130

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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.

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21 October 2019
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA