As a leading British media organ, the National Rust has made a virtue of being a leader in world opinion, progressive thinking and initiatives in the cause of improving public health, tolerance and understanding of this island’s heritage and culture.
It is therefore no surprise that, once again, a campaign begun by one of our most distinguished contributors – rugby correspondent Sandra McDowell – has had its impact upon administrators within the sporting authorities. Her article Soccer Suggestions (published on this website on 19th July) argued that soccer should follow rugby’s example in having a pitch-side doctor assess all players who suffer significant head injuries and/or are suspected by the referee of being concussed during a game.
Now it seems that the soccer authorities have not only taken note, but acted upon it.
See here, for a report on the subject on the website of the DAILY TELEGRAPH