Youth Football Coach Slaps Referee In The Face (Video)

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Don’t you love the way sports can bring out the best in us and inspire the human spirit?

Yeah, me too. Unfortunately, sports can also bring out the worst in us. And the story we have for you here is an example of that.

It comes from a youth football game this past Saturday in Pembroke Park, Florida, between the West Park Saints and the Mirimar Patriots. After referee Andrew Keigans issued an unsportmanlike conduct penalty to the Saints, several members of their coaching staff left the sidelines to berate him. That, of course, is a big no-no in youth sports. So the ref called the game. Patriots win.

Problem was, the Saints coaches weren’t about to just walk away. And as the ref was walking off the field with his colleagues, one of the assistant coaches—43-year-old Dion Robinson—ran up to him and slapped him in the face.

Actually, “ran” isn’t really the right word. “Pranced” or “skipped” would be more accurate.

Take a look:

Classy stuff, isn’t it?

Wouldn’t you love to sit in on one of this team’s practices?

“Alright children, all together, what do we do when the referee makes a call we do not agree with?

“That’s right, very good! We run over to him and slap him in the face!”

Oh, and by the way, Mr. Robinson just so happens to have quite the criminal record, with charges of both aggravated assault and assault with a firearm, as well as multiple arrests for cocaine distribution.

So, um, do you think maybe this league should run criminal background checks on the coaches or something?

Hat Tip – [New Times]

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