LeBron James was so outraged after watching a youth football coach smack a child during a game this month … he said he might’ve straight-up fought the guy over it all if he were there in person.
“If I there and it’s not even my kid we gone have more than words for sure,” the Lakers superstar said Wednesday night.
No room in the game for coaches like this. I hope he is arrested and banned for life. pic.twitter.com/1B0F2cLiqH
— Coach Reed (@CoachReed314) December 9, 2020
If you haven’t seen it … the video is pretty disturbing — a grown-man ATTACKS one his players after a play on the field, hitting the kid in the head multiple times before throwing him to the sideline.
The incident all reportedly went down at the American Youth Football National Championships in Kissimmee, Florida … and the child is reportedly only 9 years old
The man was hit with a TON of backlash on social media for his actions … with many people calling for his job — and even jail time.
His weakass apology. That wasn’t his kid and the parents forgave him? Smh couldn’t be mine. pic.twitter.com/deFKpVTYNP
— TK F. (@BornARam916) December 10, 2020
The coach issued a video apology … saying, “At the end of the day, I am a man. I’m not going to make no excuses for what I did” — but, clearly, the mea culpa wasn’t enough for LeBron.
James Instagrammed the video and SLAMMED the coach … adding, “Ain’t no way!! Couldn’t be my kid.”
Other athletes have expressed similar outrage … with Pro Football Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe writing, “Even IF* that’s his kid, I’ll whip him.”
“I won’t let anyone prey on the weak or vulnerable in front of me,” Sharpe continued. “Not going to happen.”
It’s unclear if the coach will face any criminal charges — or even discipline from the youth league — over the incident.