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Coaches are supposed to set an example for their players. Things like sportsmanship and being a team player are what kids should be learning, and what parents expect to be taught when they sign their kids up for Little
Apparently the coaches from two Houston
area peewee football teams forgot all about that.
After two players started to scuffle during a game, coaches from both teams are caught on camera throwing blows at each other.
The brawl not only set a bad example for the kids, but it has also dashed their hopes for going to the playoffs.
League officials have ruled that both teams are banned from post season play, even though the kids weren't the ones acting like damn fools.
"I don't think it's fair,
" says 11 year old player Justin Guy-Robinson
. "What's the point of playing if you can't go [to the playoffs?] I still can't believe the coaches actually did that in front of us because that just sets a bad example for us."
Justin sounds like he's a lot more mature than the grown men who have ruined the season for him, and the other kids.
The league should find a way to punish the coaches. Maybe by not allowing them to coach peewee football again, or by fining them. But the kids don't deserve this.