Joy Behar rips “conservatives” and “heterosexual men” for supporting tackle football in schools

Joy Behar rips ‘conservatives’ and ‘heterosexual men’ for supporting soccer in schools and says kids should try golf or tennis instead after Damar Hamlin collapse

  • Behar quoted a poll that said 45 percent of Americans support youth treatment of soccer
  • The ironically noted approval rating was higher among heterosexual and conservative men
  • Sunny Hostin said her son quit the sport after learning of CTE
  • Sarah Haines has somewhat defended the game as an American tradition

Joy Behar, host of The View, has devastated conservatives and heterosexuals over the pressure to handle football in schools in the wake of Damar Hamlin’s shocking Monday Night Football meltdown.

Her comments come after Buffalo Bills quarterback Demar Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field Monday night, and was left in critical condition.

Behar said she found a poll where 45 percent of Americans — mostly men and conservatives are positive — said they felt tackle football was appropriate for kids, adding, “Just say.”

Then the longtime liberal host suggested the kids try golf or tennis instead.

Joy Behar, host of The View, has slammed conservatives and straight men for pushing to tackle football in schools in the wake of Damar Hamlin's shocking meltdown Monday night.

Joy Behar, host of The View, has slammed conservatives and straight men for pushing to tackle football in schools in the wake of Damar Hamlin’s shocking meltdown Monday night.

Co-host Sarah Haines somewhat defended the sport, saying that it was ‘a big part of tradition’ in America and that she grew up, like many Americans, going to soccer games all the time.

“I grew up, and football was the norm,” Haines said. My parents went to the games long after we got to high school because the whole town did. I loved “Friday Night Lights” etc., etc. What might change is the people who have kids coming because like me, you didn’t even know all the damage that could happen now.

Then Sunny Hostin entered, saying her son quit the sport after a hamstring injury and learned the risks of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy—a neurodegenerative disease often associated with high-contact sports.

I think a lot of moms definitely feel that way and have felt that way for a long time, but — the way my son describes it, it’s family. “It’s a bonding experience like never before,” she added.

Bihar and The View are the latest left-leaning spokespeople to slam the country’s most popular sports interest.

MSNBC host Joy Reid slammed the NFL on Tuesday — calling it a brutal “contemporary wrestler spectacle” that shows a lack of concern for the welfare of players.

It’s another tragic reminder of the violence inherent in sports and the humanity of the young men who put their health and safety on the line in the modern NFL wrestler scene.

Bihar and The View are the latest left-leaning spokesmen to slam the country's most popular sports interest after the tragedy that occurred Monday night.

Bihar and The View are the latest left-leaning spokesmen to slam the country’s most popular sports interest after the tragedy that occurred Monday night.

Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field Monday night and was resuscitated by paramedics

Hamlin suffered a cardiac arrest on the field Monday night and was resuscitated by paramedics

Hamlin, 24, remains in critical condition today after he tackled rival Bengals receiver Ty Higgins and collapsed before being taken to the hospital.

Hamlin collapses, falls backwards and lies motionless on the floor

The rare injury occurs when something comes into contact with the chest wall just as the lower chambers of the heart begin to refill with blood.  This effect then causes a rapid, disorderly contraction of the lower chambers of the heart, preventing the heart from delivering blood to the rest of the body.  The window for this to happen is only 20ms, which makes commotio cordis incredibly rare.  Only 30 people a year suffer from the infection worldwide, and only about 200 cases have been reported among Americans.  It has previously been observed in young baseball or hockey players who receive a blow from a baseball or puck to the middle of their chest

The rare injury occurs when something comes into contact with the chest wall just as the lower chambers of the heart begin to refill with blood. The impact then causes a rapid, disorderly contraction of the lower chambers of the heart, preventing the heart from delivering blood to the rest of the body. The window for this to happen is only 20ms, which makes commotio cordis incredibly rare. Only 30 people a year suffer from the infection worldwide, and only about 200 cases have been reported among Americans. It has previously been observed in young baseball or hockey players who receive a blow from a baseball or puck to the middle of their chest

It took the NFL about an hour once Hamlin collapsed to officially suspend the game as league administrators were gathering information and communicating with the referee, coaches, and NFL Players Association.

Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field Monday night and was resuscitated by paramedics, but updates have been positive in the days since, with ventilator use dropping from 100 percent to 50 percent late Tuesday.

Hamlin collapsed after hitting Cincinnati Bengals receiver Tee Higgins and was taken to the hospital after receiving emergency medical treatment on the field.

Doctors believe that the blow to the star’s chest knocked his heart’s pumping mechanism out of rhythm, disrupting the blood flow around his body and shutting down his brain.

Experts speculate that this may have occurred during a moment of weakness in the heart’s electrical circuit, which triggered this a condition called “commotio cordis”.

The league’s criticism comes as fans have called on the NFL to revise its rules about uniforms in the days since the incident, arguing that players are able to use body armor as a weapon.

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