A violent match against girls in soccer
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The editorial ''Soccer Without Violence,'' Feb. 8, and the letter ''Playing Soccer Responsibly,'' March 1, fail to mention the violence against girls playing soccer. Soccer violence starts at a young age. Girls playing on a boys' team will see more physical and verbal violence against them than if they went to see the movie, ''Die Hard.'' The coaches can't make you quit, but they can make the season unbearable. The coach is responsible for seeing that the team plays without violence against teammates, spectators, and other teams. Coaches need to put aside their prejudice against women and unite the entire team. Play soccer. Don't play the people.
Laura E. Wallis, Rexburg, Idaho
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