Wednesday, 9 March 2011

The Hippocratic Oath

When I was growing up I looked up to doctors as role models and pillars of society.  They take an oath to treat all people fairly and to do no harm. So for those unfamiliar with his playing history it might come as some surprise that a doctor was caught on camera  doing this to David Pocock in last week’s game:

As Pocock’s body contorted, his knee was sacrificed to prevent his neck from being broken. Dr. du Plessis got off scot-free while Pocock will be out for at least 6 weeks. Pocock quoted du Plessis as saying "Next time I'll break your (expletive) neck." 

Why wasn't du Plessis cited?

Those who are familiar with Dr. du Plessis’s history will know that this is not the first time he has been caught on camera in acts of blatant thuggery.  Here is a previous example of the good doctor's handywork:

Apparently eye-gouging runs in the family. Here’s his brother in action:
The camera doesn't lie. The du Plessis brothers are thugs. Rugby administrators have an obligation to rub these sorts of players out of the game.

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