As most of you know, the kids are playing soccer for a local rec league. That have been having a blast. All the kids on the team have been.. until Saturday. We played a team that was.. well... full of cheaters. OK, so maybe that's a bit harsh... their COACHES are cheaters. They kept bullying the refs (who are teenagers.. young teenagers at that...) and had their kids pushing, tripping, kicking, etc. our team. Now granted.. these are 2-6 year olds so there will be accidental kicks or trips.. but these weren't accidental.. at all. Everyone who was there was like.. "Why aren't these refs calling these trips, kicks, etc.?" It was crazy. One of our players.. our MVP at that, got hurt and his parents thought his knee was really hurt to the point of having to take him to the doctor.
So anyway, our coach (who is a cop for the town) had enough of it.. so he complained to the head guy. The head guy said that their had been a lot of complaints, in similar nature, against that team. He said as it stands now that our team and the other team are tied for first place and he is thinking of disqualifying some of the games against the other team (don't know why) but if he doesn't he said that he would want our team and the other team to play a 5 minute "play-off". Our coach said thanks, but no thanks because he didn't want to risk our kids getting hurt (again) while playing that team. He said he would just forfeit the game and let the other team take first.. and said the heck with any trophy he would buy a first place trophy for our kids.
In all honesty.. it's just little kids soccer... but the way the other team was playing was really uncalled for. There were people from the other teams at our game and they even said it was ridiculous. I even over heard a parent from the other team said that he had never seen their coaches get like that and it was a bit unnerving to him. So that says a ton just from him. Anyway, it's a bunch of drama that I hope settles soon.