Joe Brolly

Joe Brolly1 post

Joe Brolly is an Irish barrister, Gaelic football analyst and former player born in 1969, in Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Brolly played for the Derry GAA in the 1990s and early 2000s and was part of their first ever All-Ireland Senior Football Championship winning side in 1993 and also won two Ulster Senior Football Championships and four National League titles. He also won two All Star Awards during his career.

Are you a superfan? Join Newslines now and help us create cool news timelines about your favorite people and teams. Register now!
17 Apr, 2016

Brolly: Ban UFC

Makes Statement

Joe Brolly writes an editorial in The Sunday Independent saying that following the death of Carvalho, UFC and other violent sports should be banned.

The truth is that violent sports are a rich man’s play thing, where poor men try to put each other into a coma for our amusement. These violent life-and-death sports are fun. They bring us to somewhere primitive inside us. It is why the spectators in the Colosseum gasped and cheered as the knife was thrust home. The law permits it. And it shouldn’t. Time to ban these violent pro sports. Sometimes, human beings have to be protected from themselves…Is it good enough that a young man be beaten to death in a cage for our amusement? Is it good enough that as he begins the slow process of dying, lying on the canvas like a tranquillised cow in the abattoir, Conor McGregor, our most famous sportsman, is giving high fives all around, laughing, and beating his chest? Is it?

Newslines lets you create cool news timelines about your favorite people and products. Register now!