Pee Wee Football Team Disbanded After Coach Lets Man Suit Up And Play Against 13-Year-Olds
October 26 / Rick Chandler / SportsGrid
We take you now to Providence, Rhode Island, where the Capital City Buccaneers youth football team, composed of 13- and 14-year-old players, were playing a game on Sunday. The Buccaneers were losing, and so their coach did what you or I would do -- he told the older brother of a player to suit up.
Yep. The man, reportedly 19, actually took part in several plays before refs stopped the game. He was spotted by parents while he was putting on a uniform on the sideline.
Capital City Buccaneers founder Alexandra Diaz says she had stepped away from the Sunday game in Scituate when the coach let the young man believed to be at least 18 take part in several plays before getting kicked out.
Diaz said the coach took full responsibility and has been fired. She said the varsity team has been stripped of the remainder of their season. WPRI-TV reports that the coach and the man involved in the incident both said they regret it. The coach apologized for letting his ego get in his way.
So apparently this guy not only fit into a youth football uniform, but it took more than one play before he was noticed. That's pretty embarrassing.
But instead of disbanding the team, I think that the league should have just renamed them the 49ers. That'll teach them.
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