In a terrible example of the state of society, an assistant coach of a Pee Wee football team went berserk and sucker punched a referee in front of all the players and parents. In fact, videos of the incident have challenged people to weigh in on the incident and the person who was supposed to be helping children learn to play, excel, and develop skills for adulthood.
The number of people who no longer care about their actions and choose to lash out with violence, even when they are the ones who are wrong, has increased over the last decade. Perhaps emboldened by Obama’s support of terrorist rioters like Black Lives Matter, these people think that if something happens that they don’t like, they are justified in harming others.
Victim Andrew Keigens was refereeing a game between the Miramar Patriots and the West Park Saints at McTyre Park in Florida a few years ago. After Keigans made a call the Saint’s coaches didn’t like, they stormed the field to argue the ruling.
Once there, Keigen had the power to call the game for unsportsmanlike conduct and that’s exactly what he did. Too many parents are teaching their children that whining about something can lead to its alteration. After calling the game, chaos ensued.
Keigan told local reporters, “That’s when my buddy said ‘Drew just keep walking, don’t say nothing, just keep walking, don’t say nothing’ and that’s when he comes around and just, I actually turned right into it, if you see the video, I turn right into it and he got me in my ear.”
As he realized that the man was about to attack, he said, “I was shocked! I was like holy sh–.”
That description is mild. Actually, youth football coach Dion Robinson performed what is generally known as the “knock out” game tactic of quickly sneaking up to someone and delivering a blow with enough force to make the victim lose consciousness.
Robinson should know all about that though. He’s a convicted felon whose criminal record would rival some players in the NFL. The 43-year-old had been previously convicted of battery on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault with a firearm, armed robbery, and possession and distribution of cocaine.
This is the man who was in charge of a group of impressionable young boys. Many people are shocked and disgusted that a person with this sort of criminal past was allowed to coach, and rightly so. What sort of influence is that for the next generation?
Keigens told reporters, “It did surprise me that he slipped through the cracks. Because at the end of the day, what is he teaching the kids?”
Apparently, when Robinson completed the “background check” for the city, it was filled with falsehoods. It said that he had coached various teams for local leagues, he supplied an affidavit of good moral character, and only reported on criminal court record for “unsanitary nuisances,” whatever that means.
West Park Mayor Eric Jones said at the time that the city made a mistake, and admitted that the background check was inaccurate. He added that the city will now perform more extensive checks.
“Sometimes it will take incidents and experience to give you wisdowm to actually make you now say ‘OK, we need to do more than what we’ve been doing cause we don’t know who’s been slipping through the cracks,” he said.
That’s all well and good after the fact, but what if Robinson had brought a gun to the game? Could someone like this be expected to act with rational behavior?
Some relatives of the players defended the sucker punch and Robinson’s criminal past.
“Nobody’s perfect, so, what that got to do with football?” Anthony Ramos said. “If he can coach good and he don’t mess with the kids like that, everything is fine, no one’s perfect.”
Perhaps that’s what society has become. Excuses are made when any person acts like an animal.
Keigens was naturally angry and upset. “I hear stuff from the sidelines, but never to the point where they are going to put their hands on you,” he said.
Robinson was arrested for assault after the video surfaced. He was released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond. He has not commented on his savage behavior.
Watch the despicable conduct below