Well football is no different. Never mind on the pitch, off it tempers can flare and if you dare to just say the words "it's only a game", well, you only have yourself to blame.
So when a sixteen year old lad threw his beachball on to the pitch (eh?) and deflected the official ball into the goal, which the ref let stand, and so lost Liverpool the game, the Sun in its report did the decent thing...
Liverpool fans accused him of wrecking their Premier League title dreams.
The Sun knows the lad's identity - but is keeping it concealed to protect him.
A Liverpool badge is in the upstairs window of his family's smart semi-detached home.
Good old Sun, looking after the kids. OK, so they said about the Liverpool badge in his upstairs window but Liverpool's hardly a small place and Liverpool has a dedicated following so it's fair to presume there are loads of bedroom windows with the same badge on.
After doing the decent thing, the Sun then go and shoot themselves in the foot after only five days...
Today, Callum Campbell, 16, who lives streets away from the Anfield home of his heroes, claimed he had received death threats from other fans.
In one neat sentence they give his name and the fact that he lives close to Anfield and the very reason why they should still not reveal his identity.
Also makes you wonder if they new his name all along.