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We had a youth football game last night. The score was 30-18 in quarter 3. With 8 minutes left, the referees said we won the game, the game was over, and we were not shaking hands. We were so confused. We automatically thought the other teams didn’t want to play against us anymore, but it was the referees who gave us the game. As the other team’s players were continually getting hurt, the coaches were cursing out the referees and being rude. This caused them the game, on top of already loosing, they had no chance due to their lack of skill and communication skills. As we were gathering our chairs and children, the opposing team turned off the park lights on us. All of our children were scared, confused, and sad. It was unbelievable how those coaches could put all those children’s safety in jeopardy. I feel bad for the players of that team. The lesson they learned last night will not help them in their futures. Being bitter can hurt a person in more than one way. I talked to my son last night about kindness and sportsmanship. Our team only grew from this situation and will continue to grow. This is what I taught my child.

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