Pro Athletes Condemn Horrifying Youth Football Viral Video
Viral video shows two young boys colliding into one another during dangerous football drill
A video online has gone viral showing two young boys in football gear, roughly around 7 years old, colliding head-to-head with their helmets. The collision in the video is not an accident, it’s a drill for what appears to be a pee-wee football league. But the violence of the video, and the fact that it’s a drill has caused a ton of pro football players to weigh in, condemning the actions of the video and the actions of whatever negligent youth football coach allowed this to happen.
“Are they too young to be doing this drill?” the Twitter user who first shared the video wrote.
The video is shocking and most horrifying of all, the person who originally shared the video seemed to think it was funny.
Whoever shared this video captioned the two boys with the crying emoji as more young kids waited in line for their turn to give their teammates possible brain damage.
Not surprisingly this video has taken off online as tons of ex-football players have weighed in with their opinions about this shocking video.
Dan Orlovsky, an ESPN football analyst former NFL quarterback for twelve seasons, wrote that “this is one of the dumbest things I have ever seen in youth sports.”
“They look to be like 7-8 years old. There’s not need to be doing anything close to this,” he continued. “One is OBVIOUSLY outmatched and that’s on the coach…whoever put this drill together should face consequences.”
Former NFL player Willie Anderson weighed in with: “I hate these people with all my heart ! The reason why I say ban football til you’re 10 years of age ! Certify coaches ! Let’s implement rules for practices or ban some of these idiots from coaching kids forever!!”
Former NFL player Geoff Schwartz chimed in to say that the behavior in this video is one of the reasons “why I wasn’t letting my son play tackle football until high school.”
Retired Super Bowl champ Torrey Smith added, “Attention all parents! If your kid is doing this drill. Take your child off the field and don’t go back to those stupid coaches. Coaches like this aren’t safe and ruin the image off football.”
So many other retired players and football commentators weighed in with the same opinion, which is that this is very bad.
Nobody seems to know where this video originated, where this team exists, or who this dangerous coach is that encouraged this drill to happen. Needless to say, if your kid is doing drills like this in pee wee tackle football, the pros have weighed in and it’s safe to say that none of this should be happening.