“One of the women nearby went absolutely nuts at him. At the final whistle Harry’s Royston Rugby Club U16 team had romped to a 64-5 victory against neighbouring rivals, Fullerians.
After the game the teenager realised he had a painful bruise on his leg where the reckless father’s knee had clattered into him.
Please excuse me while I go on a syntax-driven feminist rage spiral. Sidenote: The word 'naughty' seems to be seeing a resurgence amongst a certain demographic of men.
I immediately screenshot our convo and send it to one of our many mutual friends, subject line: YOU KNOW THIS MAN?? I awake the next morning to an email -- nice of him to go to all the trouble of tracking down my address: Long story short. We have friends in common and I would never write some sleazy response like that.
Harry, a Year 11 student at the Meridian School in Royston, said he was even considering legal action against the man although he still does not know his identity.
He said: “I’m thinking about suing the guy because I think it’s an assault on a minor.
Hopefully I’m going to talk to a solicitor, although I’m not sure he was right in the head, to be honest.
“We often get pushy parents at our games, but I’ve ever seen anything like that. I could have understood it more if it was a close game, but we were absolutely mullering them.” After the game, Fullerians' president Mike Musk described the trip as “deplorable” and said the man had been banned from matches until next December.