As a lifelong soccer player, I am a bit appalled and disappointed at this bronze sculpture being displayed in Denver. It is attempting to show sport and play between a young woman and young man. The trouble is that the boy is about to illegally tackle the shit out of the poor girl. She is winding up to shoot and he is coming in hard from behind. What kind of sportsmanship is this sculpture showing?
I can only guess the artist was beat up by his sisters or a girl at school and this was his way of getting back.