Rules are rules. Even when you are Cro Cop-a legendary fighter in the sport of MMA, with a high kick that can send your opponent’s skull flying off into the stands like one of those rolled up t-shirts they shoot into the crowd during NBA games-sometimes even then people will not bend the rules. Some people are sticklers about rules. Like the TSA screener at the Atlanta airport who made me choose between parting with some lovely purple nail polish and my favorite Blue Razzberry flavored lube because my quart sized plastic baggy was so too full to close. She was such a stickler for the rules that she couldn’t see the immense importance both of these items held in my heart.
Maybe the UFC 128 octagon official that many are saying bears a strong resemblance to Keith Jardine, works for TSA on the side. He just couldn’t see the immense importance Cro Cop felt in his heart about the Japanese flag. In light of recent tragic events in Japan, we would think that maybe there could have been some bending of the rules to show a respect and support to the Japanese people. At least Dana and Chuck did get on screen and ask for Red Cross donations to support the earthquake victims in Japan and there is this video proof that Cro Cop attempted to show his support as well. Check it out.