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    Is it possible to be passionate to a dangerous level in sport? Sometimes it can be seen that sports men and women who have plenty of passion can take extreme actions and do things which can be considered 'over the top' in order to try and achieve the best results possible in their particular field.

    For example, in football, Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse is one who is obviously very passionate about the game but this has resulted in him being easily wound up and laying his hands on an opposition player's throat and even slapping another player in the face as well as being particularly argumentative with the linesman whenever he feels things aren't going in his favour.
    Or Luis Suarez, who is passionate enough to celebrate when Ghana miss the penalty to put themselves through to the semis of the world cup, given what had gone before, his handball on the line.
    Or even Luis Hamilton in F1 whose passion and desire to win leads to him trying risky manoeuvres in order to try and overtake his fellow racing drivers.

    While it can be seen that these three sports stars all have done things which bring questions about them it can also be seen that they all do some of the things they do to try and win which is what they compete at the level they do for.

    So are they too passionate and can we be too passionate about our sport, both in specific sports and generally?

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    2 words: Football riots.
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    (Original post by Llewellyn_J)
    2 words: Football riots.
    Fair point from a fans point of view, what about a players point of view?
 
 
 
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