By allowing everyone to take performance-enhancing drugs, we equalize the playing field. We eliminate the effects of genetic inequality. Far from being unfair, allowing performance improvement promotes equality. The use of steroids to improve sports performance is considered cheating and can lead to athletes being penalized or banned from participating in sports.
More importantly, the use of performance-enhancing steroids can have serious long-term health consequences. Taking anabolic-androgenic steroids to improve sports performance is prohibited by most sports organizations and is illegal. Over the past 20 years, more effective law enforcement in the United States has pushed much of the illegal steroid industry to the black market. If there is a lot of money to be made, illegal steroid use is simply granted a free pass by everyone involved.
At the same time, the legalization of PED would make life much easier for professional sports organizations that are currently tasked with managing complicated anti-doping policies. He went on to say that steroids had no place in high school, but “under proper care and doctor's advice, they could be used at a professional level. Which is unfair to previous athletes, who could still have some records in their desired sport, because they worked hard and didn't use steroids. As mentioned above, Major League Baseball has become equivalent to the unethical use of steroids in the early 2000s, and the aftermath of the scandal prevails to this day.
I really liked his series Civil War, but his coverage of a decade of steroid abuse was a complete cover-up. Opponents of using steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs say athletes who use them are breaking the rules and gaining an unfair advantage over others. Steroids should not be allowed in professional sports, especially soccer, because they cause more injuries. Allowing the use of steroids under proper medical supervision would threaten the fairness and integrity of the game.
While it's true that steroid use, especially when the public is unaware of it, is detrimental to the relationship between fans and the team, if leagues were more open about steroids and had regulations regarding their use (such as how they could only be used for recovery) or had leagues entirely separate that remained natural and apart from athletes, sports would reach a wider audience, allow more people to compete, and ultimately increase people's interest in the game. In addition, the article we just linked mentions the increased likelihood of side effects when steroids are used more than the recommended dosage, steroids are used in conjunction with other performance-enhancing substances, and counterfeit or contaminated steroids are used. In addition, the risks are strongly correlated with the amounts in which the steroid is taken according to Daniel Preiato, MD, CSCS. The steroid debate can be compared to Prohibition in the early 20th century or the current War on Drugs, where neither of them successfully achieved the goal they set out to achieve.
A particularly dangerous class of anabolic steroids are so-called synthetic designer drug steroids that have been illicitly created to be undetectable by current drug tests.