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to the Editor
Parent expresses concern of ref's actions
posted November 21, 2008
Dear Mr. Editor,
As a father of a 9-10 year old, I would like to make this comment. If
two teams come together and play their hearts out and one team wins and
the other team loses, it’s okay. That is what footballs all about.
The problem you face in the Edgefield County Recreation Football League
is some (not all) referees feel like they have to interject their
feelings into the game. When a child gets clipped in the back and
knocked ~10 foot in front of a referee and nothing is done I have a
Did the other player mean to do it, no but you make the call so others
see that it’s not okay. This is just one of several calls that were
over-looked this season. Last night's game could have been wonderful.
Let two teams that really deserved to be there play football. I have
nothing against the Falcons 9-10 year olds. They deserved to win.
As a father all I want is for my son to learn the game, play with all
his heart. At the end of the game, win lose or draw he knows on that
day he did everything he could to be successful. But when he walks of
the field and he knows the referees didn’t do their jobs it is a
The parents of the Merriwether Broncos did nothing wrong last night. No
one used any foul language. No one cursed the referees. No one said
anything bad about the Falcons team, coaches or parents. They only
voiced their opinions to the one referee that knows he did wrong.
We love our kids; we were the smallest group of all the teams this
year. Most had never played football before. Several played both ways
up and down the field. We beat the Edgefield Bulldogs to get to last
night's game and for that in my opinion our Merriwether Broncos are #1.
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