Youth Basketball Coach Attacks Parent After Game, Gets Arrested (Video)

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It’s always terrible when parents get into fights at youth sporting events. However, it’s even worse when it’s the coaches.

After all, as batshit crazy as they may be, at least parents have a vested biological interest in the success of the kids. The coaches? They’re supposed to be doing what they do out of the kindness of their hearts, because they want to pass on their knowledge and love of sports to youngsters and watch them grow and whatnot. They’re supposed to be the calm ones, the voices of reason.

Unfortunately, as we all know, this is not always the case. Over the years we’ve seen youth coaches attacking referees, and we’ve seen youth coaches attacking players. And today? Today we have a youth coach attacking a parent on the opposing team.

The following Instagram video is from a 3rd grade AAU basketball game in Ardsley, New York. According to the uploader, who is himslef about 14 years old, this coach was pretty upset after losing and wound up getting arrested.

Take a look:

Now, to be fair, we don’t know what, if anything, the parent said to the coach. Maybe it was way out of line. But still, for the sake of the children—and not getting fired from your job and losing all your friends—you really need to keep it together in these types of situations.

Hat Tip – [The Big Lead]

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