His father is sad that he’s gone, but isn’t supporting a ban on tackling in the sport that killed him.
Peter Robinson has spent a week listening to the arguments about the dangers of rugby. Six years have passed since his teenage son, Ben, died from brain injuries sustained playing a game for his school.
However, he is no one-eyed tub-thumper advocating bans. What he wants is all sport to wake up to his nightmare. I truly admire his father, because he’s sad, but he’s against what he’d see would be a punishment for other kids. If you’d like to read the story, please click the picture.