Yesterday we broke this story about a grown man who put on pads during a 13 and 14 year old’s youth football game in Rhode Island because the team he was coaching was getting blown out, and played a couple sets of downs against kids who were six years younger than him:
Less than 24 hours later this happened:
WPRI: Spectators of the Buccaneers team game during an RI Preteen Football League game may have noticed a bizarre play on the field Sunday. Spotted among the 13 and 14-year-old players, was a 19-year-old man suited up to play against players six years his junior. This man is reportedly the older brother of one of the team members.
“I’m embarrassed, I feel disrespected. I feel there are no words that can explain how I feel,” said Team Founder Alexandra Dias.
She said she was extremely upset the Buccaneers reputation has been ruined by this coach’s mistake.
“He wasn’t thinking, and that’s all that he could tell me was that he was not thinking,” Dias said.
According to Dias, the coach responsible has been fired and the varsity team has been stripped of the remainder of their season. Eyewitness News spoke to men who identified themselves as the 19-year-old player and coach without using their names. The coach apologized for letting his ego get in his way, he saw the older teen suited up to play and sent him out to the field. Both the coach and the 19-year-old stated they are remorseful.
“We all failed. If one goes down, we all fail as a community,” said Dias. “And that’s what I’m teaching them so we all lose our season for this.”
Dias also cited concerns about safety of the players going up against the man as a driving force behind her immediate action.
This is what happens when Turtleboy catches you with your hand in the cookie jar. You get spanked. And not just because your ghetto man bun is a disgrace to humanity. But because you could’ve gotten some poor kid hurt, and all because your coach couldn’t get over the fact that his team was losing, what is in the long run, a meaningless game.
WPRI isn’t releasing the name of this 19 year old, so we will. His name is Juan Aponte:
Today he did the only smart thing he’s ever done his entire life – delete his Facebook page. I still say the best part about this story was his final stat line of -3 yards rushing. Oh yea, and we’ve received word that he actually went to the hospital today and left on crutches. He told the doctor that he was hit by a 300 pound player, but in reality it was just a 13 year old taking him down by the man bun behind the line of scrimmage.
Cheating is never OK. But if you’re gonna cheat, at least try to be better at it. This was hilarious and all, but also pathetic, sad, and dangerous.
P.S. It’s blatantly unfair and bullshit that the team has to forfeit the rest of their wins. Why should these other innocent kids have to pay the price because their two coaches are gigantic assbags? And don’t give me this “we all failed” bullshit. Only two people failed. The kids didn’t have a say in the matter. Let the kids play, but just give them a real coach.
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