Tuesday, March 3, 2015
It Was On
Parents who became upset, after their son was ejected from a basketball game, were arrested Saturday. It all started when the son, playing at the Haynes Rec Center, got into a scuffle with another player. A security guard escorted the young man out of the facility, and the parents followed, taking umbrage with the official. Things escalated and reinforcements had to be called in.
I've heard about this sort of thing happening, where parents fight other parents, or get into it with those officiating a game, but this is the first I know of when people actually get hauled off to jail. Youth sports get competitive and tempers flair sometimes. When parents get emotionally and physically involved with others, instead of just being spectators, they prove that there is one more way to embarrass the kids.