CHINO, Calif. – Police in riot gear flooded the field of a youth football game in Southern California to stop a brawl that involved dozens and possibly hundreds of adult spectators. Chino police told the San Bernardino Sun they received several calls saying a melee had broken out amid a crowd of hundreds of parents who were watching a Pop Warner playoff game at a city park on Saturday. Sgt. Frank Mena said most of the brawlers ran from the field as police with helmets and clubs poured into the park.
Comments: No doubt about it! Youth Football must be banned. [Disclaimer - The above comment is to be taken as sarcasm]
I have watched kid´s sports take on a life of their own, controlling their parents´ free time and limited resources. It is now crazy! If parents would spend 1/2 that time helping their kids excel in school, we would have a better country. Sports have become the opiate of the masses.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Chino had a population of 77,983. The population density was 2,629.9 people per square mile (1,015.4/km'). The racial makeup of Chino was 43,981 (56.4%) White, 4,829 (6.2%) African American, 786 (1.0%) Native American, 8,159 (10.5%) Asian, 168 (0.2%) Pacific Islander, 16,503 (21.2%) from other races, and 3,557 (4.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 41,993 persons (53.8%).
I have always believed kids should have a field of some sort, some bats and balls and mits (most kids used to have their own) or a football. And be left alone. It is the so-called adults who mess it up.
We used to live in an area with a large Portuguese fisherman neighborhood. It was their wives who were outrageous - loud, obnoxious, unbelievable. I always felt sorry for their kids, some of whom were very good baseball players.
We were nearly in a brawl after a kid´s football game a couple of years ago. The other team didn´t take their loss well, and the coach pulled them off the field before the game was over.
As we were leaving the other side´s fans started screaming obscenities and throwing things. So, we walked out in a group, the small children in the middle, the players next, then the adult women, and then the coaches and fathers. They were a pretty intimidating group of men and managed to get us out of the stadium and into our cars without anyone getting hurt.
I´m sure that if we hadn´t banded together there would have been more violence, I think they were waiting for stragglers so they they could attack but they weren´t as tough as they thought when faced with a bunch of big guys, most of whom were off duty cops and ex servicemen.
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