Have you seen the potties at IMs? They are disgusting. Should we be disqualifying the disgusting pigs who make a mess in there? Or do we just accept it and move on?
Its amazing how easily people get offended. Especially all the people on this thread who were not even there.
I don't consider it being easily offended to recoil at someone urinating at the entrance of a changing tent where people are barefoot and in a rush themselves. It is crude and disgusting. And you say you need to consider intent? Really? Do they consider intent when they hand out drafting penalties? There are codes that triathletes are to abide bide and as stated earlier by the OP: 3.3 General Conduct. At or during an event, or while at the event site,
all participants must:
b. Conduct themselves in a manner that is not offensive in any way to
fellow participants, spectators, officials or volunteers and is considered
reasonable and acceptable in the community
3.4.1 Endangerment. No participant shall commit any dangerous act which
could cause injury to any participant. Any violation of this Section shall
result in disqualification.
Obviously Mr. Brandon broke these basic rules of conduct regardless of his "intent." And yes! He is racing for a paycheck. In fact is suppose to be professional. Is this how a professional conducts himself? I could forgive a drunk going in the street and understand it better than Mr. Brandon's actions.