A dispatch has arrived from the Department of There’s Nothing Wrong With Youth Sports That Fewer Adults Won’t Cure:
The Capital City Buccaneers, a Rhode Island youth football team for 13- and 14-year-old players is going to be allowed to play in its league again, WLNE TV reports.
It’s a second chance for the team after it put an adult in to play for the team in a game last month.
“Sometimes you have to make decisions based off a whole, not a part. We certainly felt terrible for no other reason than the kids who were going to be affected by bad decisions on the field,” says League VP, Nelson Pedro.
The founder of the team fired the coach who inserted the 19-year-old in to play against the kids.
“I could zoom right in and see the facial hair,” parent Kevin Stockwell said. “You know most 13 year olds are starting to get facial hair. This gentleman had facial hair and had arm tattoos.”