The issue this time is:
‘Should politics & sports mix?’
This issue has both interested me and confused me. I got interested because it mentioned politics (not the sports bit because I’m not a fan of sports). But what confused me was that sports and politics have nothing to do with each other so how can they mix? When we started to learn about the subject, I started to understand how they can be linked together. Then today we had to make a choice. Either had to agree that sports & sports should mix. But that had left me on the fence (in the middle).
In my opinion, politics should mix in some situations and shouldn’t mix in others.
One of the reasons why it is sometimes good for politics to mix with sports is that 3.2 billion people watch the world cup. So if a player decided to talk about politics at the end or the beginning of the match, many people would be able to hear about someone’s opinions on politics.this would help because not everyone has access to news or they don’t know the news report channels so they can watch it right after a match.
To oppose this point, mixing sports with politics with sports could ruin the concept of sports even as some people watch these games JUST to watch the games and nothing else. So people that are not interested in politics might get bored and they could even stop watching sports.
Another reason to why sports can mix with sports is that football players and other people who are famous for playing sports are also citizens. So why can’t they share their opinions with the world? If their voices aren’t heard then this could be their chance to tell everyone what their opinions are and many people in the world would know about it.
But this could also lead to some people being upset or angry because if the sports players get their voices heard why can’t us ‘regular’ people share our opinions with the world. It wouldn’t be fair for us.
These are the reasons to why I am still not sure about if I agree of disagree that sports should mix with politics.
If you can give me more reasons to oppose or support the point and help me come to a decision I will make another post about my decision.
What are your opinions? Are you on the fence (in the middle) like me?