Reinstate Brighton university sports fixtures and the annual sports awards!
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Following scenes of uncharacteristic violence at the annual Sussex vs Brighton Varsity competition, the university of Brighton made the decision to cancel all BUCS fixtures, and cancel the annual sports awards dinner to celebrate teams hard work and effort throughout the year, and recognise their achievements.
Although we agree that the university must take action against such deplorable behaviour, we feel that the action taken is unfair and unjustified. Cancelling all BUCS fixtures will prevent teams who have worked extremely hard all year from achieving their deserved titles, and will hinder those teams that are battling relegation zones. These teams will have had nothing to do with the commotion at the varsity tournament, and yet will be the ones being punished for this.
The cancellation of the sports awards dinner also prevents those who have already achieved their titles from being recognised for their achievements, which is unfair given the hard work and effort that has gone into representing the university over the course of the year.
We ask that the university reconsider their decisions, and rethink the actions taken. An internal investigation is already underway, and we ask that the university takes this very seriously, striving to find the individuals responsible and that they face the consequences for their actions, not the sports teams that have worked extremely hard in their disciplines all year, and that took no part in the despicable behaviour displayed at the varsity tournament.
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