- Created: Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:29
When I was a kid I used to look forward to the weekends because Saturdays meant soccer matches in winter and cricket matches in summer.
I’d be devastated when the weather turned poorly, and you’d wake up dreading the phone call that would break the morning silence and announce the game was off.
Slightly less bad was being made ‘reserve’ and not getting a full game.
You play a sport to play and you’ll do anything to stay in the game you love.
Well what if it meant denying your faith or silencing your mouth when it comes to what you share with others?
When kids deserve to be sidelined
Now, if you’re child does any of the following on the field, I think we all most likely agree, they should be suspended from play, if not banned.
-abusing the referee
-disrespecting the coach
-bullying team-mates or the opposition
Off the field, one might argue that their behavior has no bearing on their Saturday involvement as that is a private matter.
Personal viewpoints and beliefs of our kids on and off the field one would think are just that, personal and a matter of opinion. However, this is changing in our secular societies as demonstrated by recent events in Australia.
Footballer gets sacked and banned from Australian Rugby team for quoting Scripture