A Motorcycle Racer Reached Over And Pulled The Brakes On An Opponent's Bike While Traveling At Over 125 MPH
Maybe my lack of familiarity with the amount of loose screws required to compete in motorcycle racing had me thinking they misspelled 'detainment' when I read that Romano Fenati received a disqualification for a move that seems like it's one step short of cutting someone's breaks. Like, ignorance must have been bliss, because I was fairly happy living in a world in which high speed attempts at vehicular homicide were more likely to be punishable by a prison sentence than a short two-race ban.
To be fair, I think most sports benefit from branding a "bad boy", but maybe not the sport that entails whipping around a race track on a two-wheeled death trap at upwards of 135 MPH, as petty gamesmanship is decidedly less entertaining when it's potentially fatal.
I don't know, I'm probably the wrong person to make this call, but slapping Romano Fenati with a restraining order to remain at least 100 yards away from all forms of transportation seems like the move here. At the very least it's a better option than giving him some alone time to work out his own psychosis, since he clearly can't keep his hands to himself in a sport in which your life should probably only end up in your own hands.
UPDATE: This is more like it. Credit to him for at least halfhearted admitting he was wrong before making excuses as to why...