I had a feeling that would show up with the recent tennis debacle. You are correct, but those don’t come until after a warning comes. And if you watched that occur you will see that their was A LOT said that was directed at an official that lead to those circumstances. Here we are penalizing people for not even directing it towards a person or an official. Two very different things and yet in those cases it far exceeds what some of the examples here would deem a yellow card or even straight red cards.
You may want to redifine “every”. Tell me again, what did all those football players get penalized for with all the F-bombs that they threw out to the crowd after scoring a touchdown at their opponents teams field? How about how many they got for their cursing after making a great play? This is all about perception and being positive role modes (remember earlier in the thread) and I’d easily argue they are on a bigger branch when it comes to being role models to kids then some dorky guy in an arcade.
Football is just one example. Baseball, soccer, rugby, tennis, ping pong, bowling, cornhole, I could go on. All televised and very visible acts of frustration made with no penalties given until the situation becomes egregious and continued.
But, I’ll give this to you, yes, all sports have some sort of sportsmanship guidelines but the vast majority of them wont penalize a player to the levels we are talking about in this thread for yelling a curse word or a gesture that is deemed not desirable.