When I was a kid, I played soccer.  I loved to play.

It was a lot of fun, until about Middle School when the other kid's parents started opening their mouths.  And then it wasn't fun anymore.

Now I really hated a lot of the parents for bitching and moaning about "you called that card against my son", or "you just don't like our family do you", or "ref are you blind?"  However, it never escalated to full blown brawl, even though at the time I was a Florida resident.

Speaking of Florida, in Sarasota a fight broke out during a youth football game and then dog piled into a cluster F of parents and players brawling.  Ridiculous!

Here's the video:

Not cool right!?  I'm so worked up about this, I've spoken to the fiance about it and made sure he wasn't into ruining youth sports for our unborn children.  Luckily, we both agree, when you start to take fun too seriously, you ruin it.

Do you ever find yourself breaking up a fight on the field?  Or are you the one who needs to bring a brown paper bag to breath in during the games?

VIA HeraldTribune.com