Anytime a person without pads on goes against someone in full pads, it would be safe to assume the person wearing the pads wins, right? Wrong. When the pad-wearer happens to be 13 years old and the padless is a full-grown adult, the laws of physics can be tweaked slightly. According to MyFoxDetroit.com, a 13-year-old from the Roseville school in Southfield, Mich. suffered a broken collarbone when his coach put on a helmet, grabbed the ball, and ran straight at him.
“The coach decided to put on a kid’s helmet, and so I was picked,” Alex Androsuk explained. “It was me and two other kids were picked by the head coach. So, we had to go out there and try to tackle him. The coach has seen the video and said I was faking my injury.”
Faking a broken collarbone, huh. I guess that’s one accusation to throw out there if you’re looking to get yourself out of a heap of trouble. Check out the video of the incident:
The victim’s father, Bernard Androsuk, was understandably heated after he found out what had happened.
“He was crying and holding his shoulder real funny, and I asked him what happened,” Bernard said. “The first thing out of his mouth was Coach Joe hit him. Now, him crying, I had to get him to settle down to find out what actually happened. You don’t want to know my true reaction. I’m not going to say it on TV, but I’m just going to say, at the least, really disgusted with the whole thing.”
In an era where coaches of amateur football programs feel the need to put bounties on opponents heads, stuff like this can’t be happening. Even if the coach didn’t intend to harm the players, you have to be smarter than to put on a helmet and start trading hits with 13-year-old kids.
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