To the handful of Moanalua “fans” who heckled an injured Roosevelt player Tuesday night … Auwe!
To the cynical woman sitting midway up the bleachers in the midcourt area: To act all irritated because a kid was seriously in pain with leg cramps is fine … but to start complaining that he’s “faking” it? Especially after he went down a second time? Naturally, a Roosevelt fan — a mom or auntie — sitting nearby stood up and rebuked her.
Then another Moanalua “fan” got all disgusted when another player went down with a potentially serious knee injury — a player from her own team.
“You’re spending all your time on the floor,” she complained about both teams, loud and clear while the other 99 percent of the audience watched quietly with concern as a trainer tended to the Moanalua player. She kept chirping and spewing negative comments while her young children sat next to her.
I hope nothing that serious ever happens to your kids, “lady.” When we hear about the bad attitudes of parents and how they affect today’s children, I saw some prime examples tonight. When coaches and teachers talk about student-athletes who are very coachable and teachable, sometimes these kids are overcoming much more than we may imagine.
To the 99 percent who were solid fans and showed the kids positive sportsmanship, thank you for eventually drowning the other 1 percent out.
Paul Honda, Star-Advertiser