British Boxer Billy Joe Saunders has had his boxing license suspended after publishing a social media video in which he appeared to condone domestic violence amid the corona outbreak.
Apparently you need a "license" to box in the UK.
The British Boxing Board of Control said it has investigated Saunders’ comments and decided to suspend his license under the regulations for misconduct. The body says a hearing will take place “at a time and venue to be confirmed as soon as possible.”
He has apologized for his remarks, saying: “It was a silly mistake but I didn't mean to cause any harm to anyone and I certainly wouldn't promote domestic violence.”“There are people dying all around the world with coronavirus and I was just trying to take the heat off that a little bit," Saunders said. "It clearly hasn't done. My sense of humor is not everyone's cup of tea."
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That's what happens when the law requires you to have a license to do anything. That license can then be revoked over any reason.
It's about power and control.
We've already seen how gun licenses have been revoked in the UK because of comments people said that authorities did not like.
Here's the video:
"Just want to make a little video, for all you dads, husbands, if you got girlfriends, etc. Obviously this Covid-19 is getting very serious and we're isolated all the way in, you know, very tight spaces. So right... if you your old woman's giving you a little bit of mouth, and you know, you try to... you try to be patient, you try to be calm, cool... but on the seventh day, or sixth day, you gotta say, you're just about to explode. All of sudden she's coming at you, and spitting about of venom in your face, ready to say... you left the dishes out... you may have, I don't know, I don't what you've done, but you've obviously upset her... So as she comes in, she's coming at you, you've lost it, just keep it safe, with the hands. So as she comes in, she's just about to say... So all of a sudden you explode! [He punches punching bag] Bam! on the chin. So you've hit her on the chin. At this time, she may flash and see why thing and what's happened, and why he's done it, 'I can't believe this, why what's happened?' She don't know what's happened. She's in a state of horror, at the minute, she don't know what's gone on, you know that flash has come. You know. And all of sudden, you just dip down on that knee. Whip! [He jabs the punching bag] You spring up! So you finish her off. Bam! That should do the trick."
It sounded like he was just using pent up frustration at a woman as a humorous way to give an example of how to fight an opponent in the ring.