A mum who is just as passionate about soccer as her young son, says she had an altercation with another parent on the sidelines, which has made her question their involvement in the team.
The mum says her eight-year-old son absolutely loves playing soccer, and has become very dedicated.
“It’s not just a hobby it’s a passion,” she explained. “I fully support him and take him to training, extra practice, matches etc. It’s very much become our bond which we both love.”
She says soccer has become his focus, particularly as it’s something he’s good at.
“I would also like to add that academically my son doesn’t excel, he sits and watches all the other kids at school get certificates for maths, spellings, star of the week which he accepts no problem because his goal is to get player of the match on a Sunday.
“This weekend I had a little spat on the sideline with another parent because I was encouraging my son and he thought I was acting more like a coach rather than a parent? I was telling my son to keep on his toes, keep his chin up, keep moving into space etc.. all which my son loves and appreciates.
“He said I was bang out of order and should let the coaches do the talking.”
“He said they are all playing for fun and should be enjoying the game (which I don’t dispute) but my son wants to win, wants to compete and wants to achieve. Is my son wrong in wanting to win?
“Am I being unreasonable to think who the f**k do you think you are?
“I absolutely love my soccer weekends with my son but this has really made me not want to be part of this team.”
Let us know what you think and add your advice in the comments below.We may get commissions for purchases made using links in this post. Learn more.