What They're Saying: Mark Johnson

“It's really not fair for these girls who have put in so much time and so much money and the parents as well."

-- Mark Johnson, the father of two high school-age girls who play soccer, on his campaign to get soccer reclassified by Ohio's governor's office as a non-contact sport, allowing high schools and clubs to return to competition later this month. Soccer has been kept on the list of contact sports whose testing requirements are so strict that most programs can only play intrasquad games. Johnson plans on filing a request for an injunction and is organizing a rally at the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus on Saturday. (WLWT.com)
1 comment about "What They're Saying: Mark Johnson".
  1. Mark Landefeld, August 6, 2020 at 1:35 p.m.

    Interesting -- would we copy futsal and eliminate the type of contact (tackle, charge) that will keep the sport from being played in many places?

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