Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021-09-15 21:27:28 –
Updated: September 15, 2021 7:27 pm
Created: September 15, 2021 7:18 pm
Albuquerque, New Mexico – Leaders of the Young American Football League in New Mexico meet Wednesday night to discuss the phenomenal increase in violence.
Youth soccer coach KOB4 said he had seen a play sending young players to the emergency room. The coach encouraged those violent plays and even swore to the players. He said he wanted to remain anonymous for his own safety, but the well-being of these young players is his primary concern.
“Other coaches may not be teaching the latest techniques used to protect children,” he said.
He said this had escalated to the point where it threatened the referee’s life and a battle was breaking out between coaches, parents, fans and players.
There are also concerns about rough play. One video shows a child being thrown into the ground. The other player kicks his head as he leaves. The coach we talked to said the teens on the ground had arrived at the hospital. He also said the violent team in the video sent it to his player in a threatening message.
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