Football Coach Punished for Making Bully Run Laps
If you've need further proof that American children are being coddled -- consider this revolting story:
A Connecticut football coach was fired for making a bully run laps, WTNH reports.
Coach Todd Kennedy told the television station he was removed from his volunteer position as a coach for kids in grades 4 through 6 because he punished a child for bullying.
Kennedy said he told the boys he had a zero tolerance policy when it came to bullying -- so when one of the kids was accused - the child was instructed to run a few laps around the field.
The football league's board was furious that Kennedy would punish a child for bullying.
“[One of the board members] said why did you feel that you were qualified to handle this bullying incident? I’m like because I’m a father,” he told the television station.
He was suspended and then fired.
“You start questioning yourself, absolutely,” the former coach said.
Coach Kennedy pulled his two sons from the team - and other parents did the same.
Shannon Riso told the television station the board was sending a very bad message by firing the coach.
“Bullying is okay – that’s the message I got,” said Riso. “That’s why my son is not going to play for them. I want him to be around better role models than that.”
At the very least I hope Coach Kennedy was given a participation trophy.