When Winners are Losers

Via Ottawa, Canada:

In yet another nod to the protection of fledging self-esteem, an Ottawa children’s soccer league has introduced a rule that says any team that wins a game by more than five points will lose by default.

The Gloucester Dragons Recreational Soccer league’s newly implemented edict is intended to dissuade a runaway game in favour of sportsmanship. The rule replaces its five-point mercy regulation, whereby any points scored beyond a five-point differential would not be registered.

God knows we need rules to allow the special snowflakes and pretty pretty princesses an assurance that they, too, can achieve just as much as anybody else – it’s all about equality of outcome after all.

H/T to Shamalama for this little gem

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