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Edward's 1st round of their Soccer tournament was this weekend.  They had three games, 12:30 on Saturday and 8:00am and 2:00pm on Sunday.  They won all three! 10-0, 6-1 and 4-1 if I remember correctly.  The 1st two were great games.  Unfortunately the last one left something to be desired.  The team we played was VERY aggresive, there was a lot of shoving and tripping going on.  But where things went really sour was when two players started shoving each other and would not stop until the ref red carded them.  First you have to know..one of the best players on our team is middle eastern (specifically what ethnicity I am not sure, but it is obvious.)  His family is Muslim and the women dress accordingly - his sister is at all the games in a long robe and scarf.  This young man was one of the ones shoving, a behavior that is highly unusual for him.  As it turns out, he says (and team mates confirm) that the boy he had the altercation with had been calling him names and had escalated to calling him a terrorist.  And he finally broke.  So now he has a red card which we are told means he can not play the next 4 games (extending into next years season) and could be fined up to $250!  The kid and the other coach are completely denying the whole thing.  And the ref says he did not hear it either.  And we are being told there is no appeal process.  The whole thing really sucks

Date: 2010-02-22 11:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] harmonyfb.livejournal.com
That pisses me off SO MUCH. I think you should query some of the other players - because you know that little asshole said it more than once, and in front of his teammates. If some of them corroborate, maybe you can at least get the racist sat out for the same number of games.

Date: 2010-02-22 12:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] raphaela.livejournal.com
That's disgusting. And that should clearly expose the parents you want to make sure you avoid, or shove into the pool. Shove into the pool is my vote.

Date: 2010-02-23 09:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] selyrabbit.livejournal.com
The worse part, is he learned it from his parents or other significant adults in his life

Date: 2010-02-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] relaxgettoit.livejournal.com
Maybe this league should employ a no tolence policy like in the school system. If both parties participate in shoving, both parties are suspended. $250 is very steep!!!

Date: 2010-03-06 04:20 pm (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
I wonder if this would be of interest to your community. Is it newsworthy? Could you get a reporter on it? Could Guy write a letter to the editor? I agree that the other boys would be aware of what was going on. I wonder if this incident could use some sunshine. Of course, you have to be careful about potentially hurting Edward. Still. juli

Sister Shires!

Date: 2010-03-26 09:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bippimalin.livejournal.com
I'm so sorry, I totally missed your reply in the SCA live journal where I asked for sister shires for my shire. :(
I am really interested to talk baronial things with you; like how was your process? Did you make a fully fledged baronial charter? And what about the awards, what is your take on that? What was most difficult? What would you do different? What would you recommend other shires?
And more. :)

Best regards,
Felicitas

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