Bullying outside the field
by mike_parent on September 25, 2013 - 12:14pm
The complete Union High School football team was suspended from all football related activity on Friday. The suspension is due to cyber bullying. The team’s head coach, Matt Labrum found out that couple of his players were bullying another student through a social media. The website, ask.fm, is a page where you can block your identity by using a username, but the coach did not manage to find who were bullying but it surely was one of the football player.
The team had to give back their equipment and gear to the school because there was no football team in the school. After meeting individually with their coaches the players apologized to the other student, not long after the coach came up with the idea of suspending all of his player to bring them back on the right path. Even though the suspension was only a day, the entire team still has to do some community service during the week to make sure they understand that bullying someone is not a good thing to do.
In my opinion it is a great way to prevent athletes to bully other student. It might seems a lot for the thing one of the players did but when you are part of a team your actions on and off the game is directly connected to them. There is bullying in sports, it’s part of the game but it does not have to be everywhere. On the football field there is a lot of bullying and intimidation is a big aspect of the sport but football must know to keep this on the field only.