A campaign has been launched to kick verbal abuse and threatening behavior out of football, no not professional adult, league games, but kid’s casual Sunday games. That’s right, so obsessed are some parents with their kid’s success on the filed that they can became as if not more abusive than fans at a high-stakes premiership game. Unfortunately, some parents are disillusioned with their past and choose to project themselves onto their kid’s lives, using them as a vehicle for their own ego.
Being interested your kids games is vital, but you must have their best interests at heart. There have even been reports of parents threatening other kids on the opposing team with violence when they come to play in their home town. I saw one parent smash their own Laptopsbecause they were so overcome with rage.
The point of Ki’ds Sunday Legaue football is not to create an atmosphere of vitriol and competitiveness, but to teach kids the values of dedication, team work and the importance of exercise. Unfortunately some short sighted parents seem to miss the point and ruin the game for everyone else, turning what should be a light-heated game into a gladiatorial contest.
The campaign intends to educate parents on the dangers of displaying such behavior, the effect it has on kids, and arguably most importantly, the lessons that kids learn from their parents. As they say monkey-see, monkey-do, kids learn by imitating and if they are subject to this kind of treatment week in , week out they are more likely to adopt such personality traits in their adult lives. The Campaign is running a competition to gain publicity where entrants can win an LCD TV and Washing Machines.