What? Football Coach Makes Bully Run Laps. School Promptly Fires Him...
There are a lot of special snowflakes in school these days. You would think schools would want to crack down on bullying (see COMEDY’S DEAD: Broads of of The View Attack Comedian for Her ‘Bullying’ Fat Jokes… and WIN: Grade-Schooler Uses Jiu Jitsu To Teach Bully a Lesson). In fact isn't that what we've heard for years? Bullying bad? Positivity good? Right, that's what I though too.
Apparently not, according to now former football coach Todd Kennedy.
Kennedy says he’d first talked to the entire team about bullying, but when he’d heard that it happened again, he addressed the alleged bully in front of the team last week. The boy denied it, but Kennedy had him run a few laps around the field. Kennedy says afterward he praised the boy for running the laps without complaining.
The league’s board was not happy with the way Kennedy handled the situation.
“[One of the board members] said why did you feel that you were qualified to handle this bullying incident? I’m like because I’m a father,” said Kennedy.
Kennedy was suspended the following morning, and then fired on Monday. He says the board voted unanimously that he could not continue to volunteer as the team’s coach.
The board refuses to return any of the news outlets phone calls or answer any questions.
So what was it? Did the bully's over-protective mom complain? Was the coach not certified in the latest state-mandated bullying techniques? Did he fill out the wrong paperwork? Was there a different reason the coach was fired and the board chose this moment to can him? Inquiring minds want to know. Because as stated at the opening of this post, I thought our society was on an anti-bullying kick. This coach makes a bully run laps. The coach gets fired.
Because the school isn't answering our questions, we're forced to come up with answers on our own. Like perhaps this incident is a dramatic clashing of the SJW causes: bullying vs. body shaming (exercise). Perhaps the real issue here is the coach made the bully run.
If the coach had made the bully apologize on Twitter, where the bully holds up a sign reading "I'm a bully," maybe it would be different.
Or maybe not. Maybe what happened here is the coach acted unilaterally and treated a boy's bullying ways with physical labor. Running.
Wait... that just takes us right back to exercise. Yep, I think we've stumbled upon the problem right there. Coach made someone exercise. Extra. That humiliated the kid.
So next time you liberals complain about "bullying" don't. Until you can offer a solution which doesn't involve a government program, we're going to stick with the tried and true methods.
But enough about that. Let's get to this week's podcast.