A disturbing video that has been circulating online shows an adult coach of 9U football team Savannah Gators smacking a 9-year-old child in the helmet violently not once, but twice.
The game reportedly took place in Kissimmee, Florida at the American Youth Football National Championships.
Like many people, LeBron saw that video as well. The Los Angeles Lakers superstar took to his Instagram story and basically threatened violence to the man if he had touched his child.
“If I there and it’s not even my kid we gone have more than words for sure,” the Lakers superstar said Wednesday night.
The Savannah Gators Facebook page posted the following:
“Please keep the negative comments off this page please this organization has great coaches we understand what we all saw yesterday was disturbing to us all but let’s not blame everyone for one mans actions,” a since-deleted post from the Savannah Gators’ purported Facebook page read. “The organization is not at Nationals we have only 2 age groups a National 7U & 9U with only those coaches of those age groups witch [sic] the guy in the video is our 9U head coach he is a good guy that just took it a little to [sic] far on a 9U player we understand and we are aware of what’s going on and will like to apologize to the #BigPeachConference….”