Johnny English said: "but BEATING somebody with your fists in to the face while he is laying below you, this is a NO go and counts as UN-SPORTSMAN behaviour, in my personal opinion" Johnny, your values of what determines "sportsman-like behaviour" is quite subjective. Let's say we were to travel back to the Roman Colosseum anytime between AD. 80, and AD 550, we would find men fighting to the death against other men and animals. What they considered sport is radically different than what you think sport means today. Where did the word even come from? There is exceptionally strong evidence that shows SPOR came from SPQR. SPQR is an acrostic of initials from a Latin phrase, Senatus Populusque Romanus ("The Senate and the People of Rome") It is found all over Rome, on its buildings, and it was commonly tattooed upon slaves that were sold into gladiating. As well as those who were locked into lifelong contracts with the Roman Government. Gladiating: This Sport was created for the entertainment of the ruling classes, and the common people. And beating an opponent on the ground until he was incapacitated, or dead was considered proper sport (service to the senate and to the people of Rome) in that day.