It's interesting how 'rape' is considered a controversial word in this context, I wondered about this after Alan Pardew used it on MOTD2 to describe Michael Essien taking the ball off someone.
Yes, it is interesting. Pardew had to issue a public apology over the comment (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2...t-apology-motd
) but nobody bats an eyelid at "I could murder a cheeseburger"
But the fact is that a very large number of people find this usage of "rape" to be unacceptable. I would like to think of myself as very open minded when it comes to language but even I don't like it. I don't know where the line is, but this crosses it.