A kick in the guts for the beautiful game
Man kicks boy. There’s your headline, there’s your story. Only life is never quite that simple.
It’s shocking for man to kick boy. This no one disputes. Man kicking boy bad. Anyone kicking anyone bad. Violence bad. Violence on field bad. Violence against people on sidelines worse (just ask Eric Cantona). Violence against children inexcusable.
But… and this is a big but. Boy no angel either. Boy boasts earlier in day that he will waste time. Boy lives up to promise. Boy withholds ball from man with boy’s team in lead and time running out. Boy’s team wins.
Boy’s full tweet is: The king of all ball boys is back making his final appearance #needed #for #timewasting. Boy succeeds in wasting time. Does even better. Gets player sent off.
Twitter divided. People divided. This reporter divided. No kid deserves kicking, but does this one deserve a metaphorical one? Readers respond.
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