While we are still at it, why do ice hockey guys fight and nothing happens from the league officials.
If you punch a guy in the NBA, you are in for it but not hockey.
It's just somethign that I've noted.
Fighting in hockey is illegal but tolerated because it protects players from huge dangerous hits. If Team B ticks off Team A, Team A is likely to start a fight. If fighting were heavily punished, Team A would instead take their anger out with a big, illegal, dangerous hit during play.