The youth football coach involved in the viral video of a little kid getting crushed was fired in 2020.
According to USA Today, the incident blowing up on Twitter actually occurred back in 2020 on a team in the Wesley Chapel Weddington Athletic Association. A small kid was absolutely destroyed during a dangerous drill, and a very justifiable amount of outrage has followed since the video hit the web. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
Are they too young to be doing this drill? pic.twitter.com/lA8G9U86Wx
— Young Black Jesus (@Zeekncashe) May 11, 2021
Attorney Christopher Duggan told USA Today the following about the incident:
This drill occurred back in September 2020 on a team with a first year coach in the program. This was addressed immediately with the coach when it happened as this was deemed not an acceptable drill for this age group or the experience level of these players. Subsequent to the coach being removed from his position, there were no other incidents or issues with this team during the remainder of the season.
I hate to see people get fired, but you simply can’t allow a youth football coach to remain when the safety and health of very young children is put at risk.
You have to be insanely stupid and irresponsible to let kids line up and hit like that. If you’re that dangerous as a head coach, then you have to go.
As I said when I saw the video, if I was a parent, I would be insanely pissed off.
Words cannot begin to express my anger watching this clip…this is not football & whoever put this idiotic drill together & allowed an obvious mismatch should never be allowed near a football field or youth sports forever! This is child abuse disguised as competition https://t.co/hxFmECY2fS
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) May 12, 2021
For the sake of all the kids involved, I’m glad the unnamed coach is gone. You simply can’t let a guy put little kids at risk, and I say that as someone who loves football.
This is one of the dumbest things I have ever seen in youth sports.
1-they look to be like 7-8 years old. There’s not need to be doing anything close to this
2-one if OBVIOUSLY outmatched and that’s on the coach
3-whoever put this drill together should face consequences
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) May 11, 2021
Let us know in the comments if you agree with the coach being removed.