And finally… well played

The tackle which saw Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah leave the pitch just 30 minutes into his team’s Champions League final against Real Madrid last month has featured in a law exam.

The question reads: “Sergio Ramos injured Mohamed Salah in the 2018 European Champions League final. Naturally, Ramos cannot be held to account for this action from a criminal law perspective due to four conditions that make the use of violence justified in sports. State these conditions.”

Students at the University of Damascus in Syria had to explain why participants in sporting events enjoy certain legal exemptions.

The academic who devised the test was commended for using a real life example in an exam.

One student’s correct answer appeared on Facebook. It reads:

“The conditions are: 1 - That the game is held according to the law. 2 - For the injured player to have consented to take part in the game. 3 - For the player who was behind the injury to have respected the rules and principles of the game. 4 - For the injuries to have been sustained during the game,” they wrote.

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