On a sunny fall football day on the field of Grant High School in Sacramento, the grownups acted like punky kids and it was all caught on tape.
Following games on Saturday, October 6th between the Grant Chargers Junior Midgets, a youth football team and the out of town San Francisco Junior 49ers, coaches and parents got into an on-field brawl.
Parent Octavia Thomas captured the fight on her cellphone and posted it to YouTube. She’s disappointed in the poor example the adults set for the kids. “Then something like this happens, it kinda gives them the wrong idea of what you’re supposed to do in a situation like that,” Thomas told FOX40. Other parents tried break up the fight. “Everybody was yelling, these are kids, there’s kids here, not for the kids, not in front of the kids, it just went in one ear and out the other it seems like.”
The rest of the games were stopped for the day, but the fight was just enough to ruin a fun day for the tiny tikes in pads.
“We’re not in the best neighborhood, we don’t have, a lot of the kids I’m sure don’t have all their parents in their lives and they’re looking at these coaches to be their role models and examples,” said Thomas.
FOX40 tried to get in touch with the San Francisco Junior 49ers organization to get their side of the story, but the phone number listed on their website is disconnected.
It doesn’t look like any charges will be filed in the brawl.