Fake Identifications has always been a common way to lie about how old you are. And why would someone want a fake ID? A college student may say to take advantage of getting into bars as freshmen. They could even go as so far using it for liquor purchases toward a keg party with their favourite sorority. A tax payer may even say to avoid paying higher taxes and to qualify for some tax exemptions. But, never would you think someone would falsify their identification to be younger. And if so, what margin are we talking about?
Jonathan Nicola, who was a basketball star who played for Windsor-Essex Catholic High School in Windsor, Ontario, claimed that he was 17 years old upon reaching in Canada as a refuge from South Sudan. Officials actually believed this claim without any type of scrutiny. His age was actually discovered when the school was going to play a game in the US and US officials claimed when he tried to enter the US his birthday was reported differently and that he was in fact 29 years old! Now, there are many cases where there are overly sized high school athletes that emerge in high school and dominate amongst their peers, but with all honesty this looks like he can be someone’s father! He is now way struck me at first glance, as someone who could pass for a teen of adolescence. His age change is more than a decade apart and his appearance shows for it. He claimed he never knew his age as a refuge and that he was simply playing basketball because in Africa these opportunities never seldom arise. This is a fair stance to take, however, there are different ways of going about it, and I would not disadvantage kids that are not in his age bracket by doing so.
Miguel Tejada, former American League Most Valuable Player, also fibbed about his age to qualify to play in Dominican Summer League when he was 19, but stated he was 17. His claim that of the same. He wanted to help out his family while and do bigger things in life. He later confessed to it before signing with another club in the MLB, saying he wanted to be honest and truthful with this ball club, be he already lied before getting into the league. The problem is with athletes lying and falsifying documents so they can qualify for younger play is that it is just not fair and a clear misrepresentation of their true athletic ability at that age. If everyone was doing that there would be a displacement in age brackets and take a terrible turn for the worst. For example, say I was an underage minor, who so happened to be a girl, and got into a bar that was 21 years of age and up. And let’s just say I met a guy who was older because it is in fact a bar that requires people of age to be allowed admittance in. If something were to happen with me and that person of age that would qualify as statutory rap. How would that gentlemen know he was doing anything wrong, if it is assumed that everyone in the bar is 21 years of age an up. You see the kinds of dangers document forgery or falsifying IDs can have with minors, and the same applies to sports as well when you have illegitimate athletes posing as kids displacing them amongst their peers as well. It is fraudulent and ultimately leads to misrepresentation of who they are.