UK primary school bans children from playing football following concerns kids are copying the bad attitude of professional players.
Students at the school have reportedly been spotted diving, arguing with each other and taking the game “too seriously” during their break-time kickabouts.
The sport has now been banned for a week and the UK school said children can only start playing again if they agree to a code of conduct, shared Yahoo 7.
Richard Potter, headteacher at Home Farm School in Colchester, Essex, said he wants to encourage students playing fairly with morals and sportsmanship.
“These are four to 11-year-olds who are trying to emulate the older players,” he said.
“This was causing a lot of arguments.”
Mr Potter, who insists he’s “not anti-football at all”, said during the week-long ban the pupils will sit with teachers and write their own rules for a fair match.
The ban comes after Brazil’s ‘Neymar’ was seen dramatically grimacing in pain after a tackle during a match.
Things soon reached melodramatic heights when his theatrics earned him condemnation in the soccer world.
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