To the editor:
Re: "Reporter knocked out of LFL," Nov. 16.
I am writing about Megan Stewart's experience with the B.C. Angels football team. I read and enjoyed her previous articles about the team and the individuals that were vying for a spot on the roster. The stories gave some background about the people who wanted to join the team instead of being another slam against the women who wished to participate.
What disturbed me then and more so now after Friday's article was the seemingly lackadaisical attitudes concerning the participants safety. The league and coaching staff seem to have no interest or concern about injuries. [The reporter's] personal injury involving a concussion and the complete lack of safety equipment provided by the team must go against some of the rules governing sports in the province. And for no one to follow up on [her] injury is just wrong.
At a time when so much is known about concussions and their long-term effects, it is disturbing how callously players are treated in a league that is trying to find mainstream success.
It has to be asked if wanting to play at a higher level without remuneration and risking permanent injuries is really worth it?
Rob Gill, Vancouver
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