Christian League football game abandoned after violent punch-up
Posted by Mr DoctorE on September 24, 2012
Christian values football
IT is the squeaky clean football league set up to promote the Christian values of love, peace and understanding.
Bad language leads to an automatic red card and ungentlemanly conduct, such as spitting or arguing, is frowned upon.
West Midlands Christian League bosses say players should behave, both on and off the pitch, in a manner “that is morally, decently and ethically sound of action and speech, and is honouring to the name of Jesus Christ.”
Set up in 1979 to offer Saturday fixtures, so ensuring churchgoing footballers did not have to miss Sunday services, the league champions “friendly competition whilst upholding Christian beliefs and ideals”
But during a game between two church sides last weekend all HELL broke loose.
The match between Common Ground United and Zion Athletic had to be abandoned after a brutal brawl broke out on the pitch at Churchfields playing fields off Newton Road, West Bromwich.
By the time the dust had settled, five Common Ground players were up on charges of distinctly un-Christian violent conduct, one of them facing an additional count of serious violent conduct.
Such was the severity of the trouble that all five could now be banned for a year.