‘I don’t like my kids to get to play football’: Father tells son he doesn’t want him to play
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A father of three from the United States has told his young son he will not play football for the United Soccer League (USL) after he told him he would not like him to.
The father, who asked to remain anonymous, told the ABC that he was concerned his son was being bullied and said the league’s rules “should be more strict” for younger players.
“I don´t think they should let him play,” the father said.
“He has a very serious injury, so I would just like him, in my mind, to be in a place where he can play with other children.”
The father said he believed his son should not be allowed to play in the sport he has loved since he was young.
“It´s not the game I played, it’s the sport I want to play,” he said.
He said he hoped the NRL would reconsider their stance on players aged under 20 who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.
“They shouldn’t allow it to be an excuse for their kids to play a sport that is hurting kids,” he told the Australian.”But I don´s want to see any kid who is a little bit over 18 years old getting kicked out of the league.”
The AFL said it did not comment on individual players.
The NRL said it was working with the AFL to resolve the issue.
“Our stance is very clear that we want to ensure that all players have access to the best possible game-day experience,” a spokesman said.
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A father of three from the United States has told his young son he will not play football for the…