Act Like An Adult, Not Like An Idiot

If you have a kid in any kind of organized sport, then you’ve most likely witnessed some pretty awful sportsmanship at one time or another.  It’s bad enough when it’s another kid displaying the rotten behavior, but when it’s an adult?  Well, that’s just the lowest of the low.  And this past weekend I had the misfortune of observing THE most jack asinine parent I’ve ever seen on the sidelines of a soccer game.

It was the second half of my daughter’s travel soccer game when the so-called volcano erupted.  Our girls were holding their own against the other team with an equal amount of physical contact taking place on both sides.  Cause even though they’re just nine years old, they’ve learned to play tough and really fight for the ball.  As the star player from the other team was headed toward our goal for a shot, one of our defensive players rushed over to block it, resulting in an accidental collision of both girls that sent them to the ground.

The opposing player immediately turned on the waterworks, while our player stood right back up, ready to play again.  (Like I said, our girls are pretty tough!)  It was then that the crying girl’s lunatic dad (who, by the way, had been screaming throughout the entire game) started shouting “NO!!!!!!!!!” at the top of his lungs over and over again while he jumped up and down on the sidelines.  He then proceeded to run practically onto the field to berate both the referee and our player.  He was so hysterical that everyone just sat there in shock.  An actual pit formed in my stomach as I watched this idiot completely lose his shit over a third grade soccer game.

The parents from the opposing team tried to calm him down by shouting such brilliant comments as, “Don’t worry about it — we’re gonna win anyway!!”  I truly couldn’t believe all the disgusting behavior I was witnessing.  With that kind of thinking, how were these jackasses allowed to procreate anything in this world, let alone children??!!

After the game, I decided to use the whole dreadful experience as a lesson for my daughter in how to NEVER behave.  Luckily, she was smart enough to realize just how stupid the guy had made himself look.  And it turns out that his daughter had been talking smack throughout the entire game to our players, proving once again that the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.  When are parents EVER going to realize that kids are like parrots, mimicking what they see and hear?????


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10 Responses to Act Like An Adult, Not Like An Idiot

  1. Tara R. says:

    My daughter (who’s about to turn 23) has played soccer since she was 5. She is now a referee, and plays college club soccer. I’ve seen this and more, and am still shocked by the behavior, and that no one rarely calls the idiots out for it. A field marshall should have ejected this dad, and banned him from future games. It’s sad and pathetic that some people don’t get it’s really about the kids, and not their own egos.

  2. Ugh. My daughter is just two but one of my biggest parenting-fears is wondering how the hell I will deal with this special breed of idiot when the time comes.

    I’m suprised no one tackled the dad.

  3. Kat says:

    I can’t believe that the ref didn’t kick that idiot off the field. The coaches and field officials have a responsibility to the kids to ensure that this kind of behaviour doesn’t happen or is dealt with when it does happen. Thankfully most of the parents that we’ve come into contact with in our years of soccer have been pretty decent people but there have been a couple…

    • nuckingfutsmama says:

      The ref should’ve totally kicked him out — can’t believe he didn’t. The guy was acting so unpredictable that we didn’t know WHAT he would do.

  4. Dolli says:

    When Chandler was 9 and played travel, the team manager for our team ran out onto the field and shoved a 15 year old FEMALE ref. It was unbelievable! I was ashamed that we were a part of his team. The state youth soccer association banned him from all youth soccer events, meaning he can’t even sit in his car and watch his kids play…very sad. As Anna continues to play, you will witness some unbelievable behavior from adults.

    • nuckingfutsmama says:

      Wow, that is disgraceful that an adult would react like that! Glad he was banned — serves him right!

  5. MamaBennie says:

    This hits pretty close to home, because the little league field that is about 7 blocks from our house had a serious incident. A dad was upset with one of the calls (and was acting like a lunatic), and after the game he threatened some people. He then proceeded to get in his truck and attempted to run one of the other parents down. After that he got out and tried to start a fight. When that wasn’t working he pulled out a gun. No one was hurt, but this is the breed of crazy nowadays apparently. One of the stipulations of his sentencing is that he is never to go within the vicinity of the little league field ever again. All I have to say is THESE ARE CHILDREN PEOPLE!

  6. Marta says:

    Yeah I’m not looking forward to those years. I’m definitely a sit back quietly kind of spectator. Its really appalling how some people behave.

  7. Julie says:

    I was at a little league game a few weeks ago and about 3/4 of the way through it was determined the other team (beating our team by 20 runs) were using non-reg bats. I was so proud when our guys shrugged it off and admitted that the other team could beat us silly regardless of what they used rather than charge them with cheating or demand retribution.

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