Another disturbing story about out-of-control parents and youth sports. An angry dad allegedly attacked a 6th grade basketball coach after his son's team lost a game, then bit off part of the coach's ear.Let me make it clear that I do not condone biting the ear of your enemies. Altho I once suggested challenging someone to a duel, it would not have involved ear-biting (unless both parties agreed, of course).
The stricken coach was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent surgery to have the severed portion of his ear reattached.
The attack occurred Friday night at Holy Name School in Springfield, Mass., according to local TV station WWLP. After his son's team lost in the Catholic Youth Organization finals, Timothy Lee Forbes punched the winning coach, then bit off part of his ear, said Hampden assistant district attorney Marie Angers. Several of the 10-12 year old kids, who had gathered on the court to shake hands, were knocked to the floor and left crying after the incident. ...
Another father was recently ejected from a girl's state tournament hockey game in Massachusetts for shining a laser pointer into the eyes of players on the opposing team.
It is fitting that this angry dad is from Springfield, hometown of Father Knows Best and TV's best angry dad, Homer Simpson.
Too bad you weren't involved in a duel.
I am surprised that this happened at a Catholic School. Barbara
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