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Although one may find it difficult to equate sports and officiating with everyday life, I feel it is important in assessing an individual's character and personality. A classic example is the actions of an immature, undisciplined, angry assistant coach of the Cheektowaga Airline Warriors storming on the field during a recent youth football game and physically confronting opposing players.

He admits to using profanity and having contact with the opposition and refrees but he tries to repudiate his guilt by blaming the officials for not calling penalties and controlling the game. I'm having difficulty with his rationale because he exhibited a poor example of what an adult should be to his players. And, the fact is that he should not be on the playing field anyway!

As I see it he lost control; the players, other coaches and officials didn't. Is it any wonder that some of our children grow up confused, aggressive, and angry?
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