Its kids soccer........... Not the World Cup...

Mexico
March 11, 2013 7:35am CST
I was walking by the high school here yesterday.. Where the kids have their soccer games on the weekends here. I heard what sounded like fighting. So I went to the fence, to see. Was a soccer game with kids about 7-8 years old. And in front of the goal, were 5 adults dads fighting like wild men. They were fighting with referee... about if a goal was good or not. OMG... the kids were 7-8 years old. What kind of sportsmanship was that? Who cares if the goal was good or not? Its not the World Cup.........
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@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
11 Mar 13
In a way I agree with you, and in a way, I disagree. Adult men shouting and screaming and fighting so bad at a kids' event is just disgusting and rude. They should grow up, because this behaviour is like as if they were the 7-8 year olds, not their kids. But I do think competing and whether it's a good goal or not counts. First of all, all the good high-profile soccer players were kids one time, and they've been practicing since they were kids. If they play soccer without taking all the real rules into consideration, they are not going to learn it well, that's all. Also, it's a kids' soccer game... if there's a referee, that means that it's not just some kids playing soccer after school for fun, but a kind of competition. If the kids want to compete, they should compete as they want, and just because they are kids, it must be horrible for them, too, if the referee gives a goal to the other team which is undeserved.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I do understand you, but no need to fight over a stupid goal. A ref. decesion should be final.
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@Raine38 (9116)
• United States
11 Mar 13
Oh no! That's terrible. They are showing such bad sportsmanship to their own kids. I wish these dads would learn how to speak up and be heard in a very civilized manner. I know it's a sports event and testosterones are high flying, but it wouldn't make them less of a man if they talk without shouts and fights.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I agree, and the kids we all standing around watching the dads act foolish. Very sad !!!
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@blackrusty (3530)
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I don't know what has become of sports today I can understand fighting between the teams but the parents. What does this teach our children and where are the values that we are to be teaching our children. Sportsmanship 0 bloodbath 1 so sad
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Sure was. I left the game. I hope no one was hurt to bad. And the kids got to have fun playing soccer.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
well I am not into sports but yes I hope it had calmed down and every one just got along
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• Mexico
13 Mar 13
These we a bunch of crazy mexicans, yelling, punching acting crazy. i was afraid so I left.
@AkamaruKei (5218)
• Malaysia
11 Mar 13
Sometime i not understand why some people fight because of sport. We should enjoy the sport not fighting. Of course some team will lose and some team will win. In this case it is a kid soccer game. The dad should matured. They should not act like a kid and fight with referee ask the goal is good or not. I'm sure their children will feel embarrassed by the behavior of their father.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
I feel same as you, just little kids having fun. And dads punching, yelling at each other like it was a game worth millions of dollars to the winner.
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• Malaysia
11 Mar 13
Yeah they not get anything when they fighting. It just waste of time. It is better they watch the game and not disturb the game.
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
your right, and a bad way to teach kids about being good sports, was very sad.
@machatago (385)
• Philippines
11 Mar 13
The dads are the bad example to their kids. I think they should give some respect to the referee since he was the one who actually saw if the goal was good or not. Just learn to accept that fact. I just don't get why they make so much of a big deal out of it.
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• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Sure are, they put to much pressure on these young kids to win.
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@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
12 Mar 13
Parenting, don't you just love it? Glad I'm not one lol. I do think it's silly when the parents are more bothered about the outcome of a match than their kids. I'd ban them! Not the kids the Dads.
• Mexico
12 Mar 13
I just cant believe they would punch over a single goal. Id never do more, than just sit in stands and yell. And boy do I do that.
@Janey1966 (24127)
• Carlisle, England
12 Mar 13
Haha! I once called a player (professional for Carlisle) something really bad from the terraces and at that very moment it went quiet. I spent the next 10 minutes apologising, especially to the quieter people in the row in front of me. Fortunately, one of them was deaf so he never got to hear the naughty word I called the player. Tw@t I think it was! Or maybe even a 'f cking tw*t' yes, that's the one!
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
well, I yell at my sons games. And sometimes I know ref. make mistakes. But not worth hitting people over. its a game. have fun.
@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
16 Mar 13
Don't you find that stupid? I do. Grown men taking a child's soccer game seriously. What a joke. The kids are there to have fun, not get into a major fight over something stupid.
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
Sure do Steve, the kids were on one side of the field (players) and dads yelling and fighting on the other side. Even some kids were crying.
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@inertia4 (27688)
• United States
19 Mar 13
Maybe its true what they say. Men never grow up. Nice!!! I know I never grew up, but I was never one for sports.
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
I like watching sports, much more than playing them. i do play tennis and do some swimming here.
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@Pegasus72 (1901)
10 Apr 13
I am glad that I haven't seen that. I have seen parents pushing kids when they didn't want to play, luckily my kids enjoy the sports or other after school activities they have chose.
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
It was bad, seeing adults fighting and the players crying.
@Pegasus72 (1901)
10 Apr 13
Sometimes you wonder who the grownups really are.
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
They sure need to grow up. many people here in mexico are like that.
• South Africa
20 Mar 13
I had that. I was about 8 and my mom came to fetch me from practice. Well when she arrived the two coaches were swearing at one another and that was the last time i went....
• Mexico
20 Mar 13
Yes, well these guys were punching and hitting each other with all the had.
• South Africa
20 Mar 13
Sounds like savages . Shameful behavoiur. Probably were drinking.
• Mexico
27 Mar 13
They were here, but it was very sad as the kids were so darn small.
@kprofgames (3089)
• United States
13 Mar 13
You know some of my kids got out of sports because it wasn't fun anymore. Too many times that parent wants to be involved but then they become overbearing and take over the sport for their own child. It's sad. All it does is make them feel they have nothing of their own. Like their accomplishment is actually their parent's not theirs. Sad!!
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
I even saw one kid crying. bet his dad was one of the idiots fighting there.
• United States
13 Mar 13
My daughter stopped playing volleyball because said the parents made it - not fun anymore - these kids were young and learning. Never did understand a person that would berate their kids when they're trying to learn a game.
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
I understand that.. same thing with this game. Kids were crying seeing dads fight.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
Well, you know how some dads are. They could really be over reacting with those booboos concerning their children's games. That is also how moms would be like "stage mothers", when they are watching their kids perform on stage.
• Mexico
12 Mar 13
They sure were here, the dads were fighting at one end of the field. And the boys watching form the other side.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
13 Mar 13
Crazy dads! What kind of example are they making out of this behavior to their children? They must have some hang overs from being kids!
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
A bad example. there we so many dad hitting each other. i was afraid i left..
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
11 Mar 13
I have to agree, I've seen this a number of times here. I can't believe how the parents get so involved and make it such competitive, with other parents and even the kids. It's not teaching your kids anything, but they are winning, if not fight.
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
This was so bad, and looked like boxing more than a soccer game.
@911Ricki (13602)
• Canada
11 Mar 13
I can just imagine, it's ridiculous. It's not for fun anymore like we see it as.
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
I hope no one was hurt. i left. They were getting real loud.
@robspeakman (1705)
11 Mar 13
We have that all the time in the UK, it peaked a few years ago - Grown men thinking they were watching a champions league match - abusing the kids and fighting between themselves... Never fails to surprise me how many idiots are actually out there
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Same here Rob, I couldnt believe they were hitting each other. And the kids were all on the other site of the field.
11 Mar 13
Happens here with mothers to... Not the yummy mummies, but the scummy mummies .
• Mexico
11 Mar 13
Oh no, Id never act like that with my sons games. I just sit in the stand and yell, till I cant yell anymore.
• United States
11 Apr 13
I know what you mean.. When i was in school parents always used to fight amongst themselves and fight with the refs as well. Its really childish. The game is for the kids ya know.
• Mexico
11 Apr 13
Its bad these days. I saw on tv from usa where hockey dad got in a big big fight over a kids game. What a shame.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
10 Apr 13
It doesn't at all seem right, but there are a lot of times when it comes to recreational sports that the parents are more competitive than the children themselves are. I remember that this was actually something that was the case when my siblings and myself were growing up, in fact I remember one father that was thrown out of several games because he was always yelling at the umpires at baseball games. It isn't the World Cup and how do parents expect their children to learn good sportsmanship when they aren't even showing it themselves?
• Mexico
10 Apr 13
Very true.. a bad way to teach the kids to be good sports. It was a shame to see this. Happy wed. there.
@redredrose (1107)
• United States
16 Mar 13
You're right it's kids soccer not the world cup. Also what is this teaching the kids that fighting is okay. I mean they are just kids and they should learn how to play team sports and be good about winning and losing. These dads are not giving a good example of team sports and good winners or losers and not teaching the kids how to be on a team and make friends. I think the dads need to learn more about kids and team sports. This seems just awful. parents set the example for kids and this is not a good one.
• Mexico
16 Mar 13
Yes, they are to have fun at games. Not fight like animals.
@bounce58 (17526)
• Canada
15 Mar 13
There was a similar incident here, but it was in hockey. I guess there were parents fighting, and one coach got so frustrated that when the after-game hockey tradition of shaking hands was being done, the angry coach tripped up one of the kids on the ice. It was investigated, and the coach was actually sent to jail for 15 days. It's just a game! People should learn to relax, especially in front of young kids. Otherwise we're sending the wrong message in terms of sportsmanship.
• Mexico
15 Mar 13
Seems it happens alot. it was scarry. i hope no one was badly hurt here.
@artemeis (4057)
• China
13 Mar 13
This just proves that in today's world Winning is everything and it is eating into every one of those people in that violent outbreak. To me, whether it is just kids soccer to the reputable once in 4 years World Cup soccer, violence has no place in sports and more so, in sportsmanship. It is really sad that these adults have forgotten that they are parents to their children who are watching with horror and learning at a horrible rate to become violent like them. I suppose they forgot to be exemplary on this day when they cannot accept that a referee's decision is final even if it is imperfectly wrong.
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
Sure was for those dads. i cant believe all the dads on one side fighting. And all the players on another site.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
12 Mar 13
These dads are showing very bad example for their kids to follow, they obviously are bunch of good for nothing fathers and no idea of how to become a responsible parent in the first place except acting out like gangsters. Scenario like this also happen over here, where adult parent are arguing with the referee over a disputable fault and fighting to settle a point they can't accept. It is such a disgraceful behavior coming out from these kid players' parent in the field, i will be very ashamed of this type of behavior and outburst if i am one of the kid whose father behave in this way toward a game, or in a sport competition. After all, it is just a game and not war, can't these brainless father go get a life for themselves instead of embarrassing their children in front of everyone. OMG!!!!! Go figure it out yourself.
• Mexico
13 Mar 13
Sure are, and the game was just a kids game. It was a championship or world cup game.Very sad to me.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
12 Mar 13
That's not a good example. Instead of teaching their kids the real essence of sportsmanship, they're the one showing a bad example.. Too bad duh!
• Mexico
12 Mar 13
well said, lets these little boys play and have fun. Who cares who wins !!!