In many arguments, there are two protagonists.
There’s one who cheats and the other who gets angry.
As experience in politics, business and even love will teach you, cheats tend to prosper more than the angry.
Cheats are underhand, the angry are overt. Cheats maintain control, the angry lose theirs.
So in countless sporting events, it’s just as it was when you were seven years old, thumping the living daylights out of your older brother who’d just stolen your favorite toy.