There's an entirely new genre of disturbing youth sports story, thanks to a coach who went to extreme lengths to insult one of his players on Facebook.
As reported by Fox News and a variety of other sources, an unnamed Indiana 8-year-old was bullied by his own coach on the Christian Park Youth Football League's official Facebook page. The cyber bullying episode followed a complaint from the boy's parents about how the coach in question had been treating their son during practices and games, with the parents claiming the coach had taunted the youngster in front of other teammates.
The elementary schooler's mother was incensed by the coach's behavior and decided to address him directly. That's reportedly when he posted his insulting shot on the Indianapolis league's official Facebook page.
"I'm not gonna let some 40-something year old man sit there and bully an eight-year-old child," the mom in question, referred to as Sarah, told Fox News. "It's childish, it's immature and it makes me sick."
Luckily, Sarah and her husband had the good sense to report the coach's behavior to the league office after noticing the abusive Facebook post. The coach was promptly fired and the post was removed, but not before leaving a disturbing legacy for all youth sports.
Hopefully no one else will have the temerity to launch a similar attack on a child any time soon.
"We just don't condone that kind of behavior at all, you know, c'mon this is pee wee football," Christian Park Youth Football League president Bill Daniels told Fox News.