Heads Roll After Grown Man Caught Playing in Youth Football Game
This is not the best way to get a tactical advantage over the opponent.
A football team in Providence, R.I. made up of 13- and 14-year-old boys has been booted from the league after a man believed to be at least 18 checked in to a game last weekend.
How could people tell that this young man was Superman on a field of Clark Kents? Let's just say it wasn't as tough as reading the defense at the line of scrimmage. "I could zoom right in and see the facial hair,” said one parent. “You know most 13-year-old's are starting to get facial hair. This gentleman had facial hair and had arm tattoos."
The man, who's reportedly the older brother of one of the legitimate players, was busted putting on his uniform for the Capital City Buccaneers at halftime of a game they were trailing. He was in for several plays before getting ejected.
Team founder Alexandra Diaz wasted no time in taking action by firing the coach, who claimed responsibility for the stunt. “I was more furious and embarrassed and ashamed that they did that," Diaz said. "The coach told me it was his decision. It was his mistake. He feels sorry.”
Diaz's decision to give the coach the pink slip was a sort of double whammy, since the Rhode Island Pre-Teen Football League threw the team out, claiming "a safety issue."
There's no word if the man will face any disciplinary action or if his play on the field impressed any NFL teams. The Browns could use a quarterback, you know.