Newcastle Knights: stand against alcohol-fuelled assaults -- cancel your contract with Russell Packer immediately
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NRL player Russell Packer punched a 22 year-old repeatedly in the side of the head until he was motionless on the ground, then he stomped on his head leaving his victim with a fractured skull, fighting for his life.
This week he was sentenced to two years jail for his disgusting alcohol-fuelled violence against an innocent victim -- yet the Newcastle Knights are refusing to sack him, instead saying they owe him a "duty of care".
Last year, my best mate who was killed in a coward-punch assault -- Scott Snodgrass was just 34 years old and had four young kids. It seems every day we pick up a newspaper or watch the news and we hear about ANOTHER case of alcohol-fuelled violence that has seriously injured or taken someone's life.
The Knights are my team. I have followed them every season -- but hearing Wayne Bennett defending Packer made me ashamed to be a fan.Our Sporting stars are supposed to be our role models to our children. How can we educate our younger generations of the effects and harm of the senseless act of alcohol fuelled violence if it is their heroes that are acting this way! We only want role models for our children in sports and someone they can be proud of...not thugs!
We, the community, are asking the NRL Newcastle Knights to also take a stand and unite with us, by ripping up Russell Packer's contract, to get the message across that this kind of alcohol-fuelled violence is never acceptable.
One punch DOES kill. It's time we say enough is enough to this violence. Please sign my petition and share it with fellow fans and friends and family and help get the message out there!
You can leave a comment on the Newcastle Knight's Facebook page here too: https://www.facebook.com/NRLKnights
And join our Facebook page and the One Punch DOES Kill group working to make changes on this issue: https://www.facebook.com/ScottSnodgrassBenefitAppeal
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