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Connections: How do we draw lines on our sports fandom?

Have you seen the viral video of a seven-year-old child being knocked nearly unconscious in a youth football practice this week? Have you read stories from Qatar, where brutal conditions led to the deaths of many workers who were building new stadiums for the upcoming World Cup? How do we draw lines on our sports fandom? If you love soccer, is there a moral quandary with watching the World Cup? Ethicist Jake Wojtowicz says yes, but he's struggling with it himself. He loves soccer, enjoys American football, and yet feels the pang of knowing the dark side to these sports.

So what are fans to do? We discuss how we rationalize our fandom and where we should, "No more." Our guest:

  • Jake Wojtowicz, professor of ethics at MCC and writer for

Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
Megan Mack is the executive producer of "Connections with Evan Dawson" and live/televised engagement programming.