Viral youth football clip draws outrage from professional athletes and analysts
Where are the adults in this situation?
That’s what many are asking after a viral video clip was recently posted online featuring two children colliding head-to-head with their helmets.
As if the lack of proper fundamentals isn’t enough, there doesn’t appear to be any coach that intervenes and corrects the brutal head launching featured in the video below.
Perhaps even worse, the person that uploaded the video seems to enjoy watching these children potentially give each other head trauma.
Are they too young to be doing this drill? pic.twitter.com/lA8G9U86Wx
— Young Black Jesus (@Zeekncashe) May 11, 2021
After the video started to make the rounds, a mix of former professional athletes and analysts shared their thoughts on the clip:
This isn't funny at all. This culture at the youth level needs to change https://t.co/coO65QZlPY
— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) May 11, 2021
Attention all parents! If your kid is doing this drill. Take your child off the field and don’t go back to those stupid coaches. Coaches like this aren’t safe and ruin the image off football. https://t.co/JkXnYRyeaf
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 12, 2021
Words cannot begin to express my anger watching this clip…this is not football & whoever put this idiotic drill together & allowed an obvious mismatch should never be allowed near a football field or youth sports forever! This is child abuse disguised as competition https://t.co/hxFmECY2fS
— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) May 12, 2021
Whoever is responsible for this 💩 should be put in jail. Immediately https://t.co/Sz7f2Ei6ej
— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) May 12, 2021
If you truly loved football, let alone these BOYS, you would never allow this to happen.
These coaches should be fired yesterday. https://t.co/rs65RBvngt
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) May 12, 2021
Dummies gone Dumb (Coaches) https://t.co/ocjbOrpmyP
— Marcus Spears (@mspears96) May 12, 2021
Idk what organization or program this is but they all should be banned until they get proper coaching. Ridiculous https://t.co/TKeCGDkBOv
— Shawne Merriman (@shawnemerriman) May 12, 2021
Every coach associated with this – or who conducts drills like this – should be banned from coaching youth football. Despicable. https://t.co/LaTCtO5MYr
— Jim Trotter (@JimTrotter_NFL) May 12, 2021
Anyone who's teaching kids—especially kids that age—to lead with their heads when they hit should not be coaching football. https://t.co/4B046hTvjv
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) May 11, 2021