Highschool Football Team Forced To Forfeit Games Over Mom’s Facebook Post
Kids are often told by their parents to “watch what they put on the internet.”
Well, this time the parent made an “oops!”
Rodney (#75) and Ryan (#60) Belasic transferred from Henry County (Tenn.) High to Perry County (Tenn.) High after this previous school year. However, that transfer has now been rejected after Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association officials learned that the entire Belasic family does not reside in Perry County, a prerequisite for eligibility in the state.
The way that the TSSAA noticed the ineligibility is what caught the most attention. The mother of the two boys posted on Facebook, scolding them for leaving a messy room back home.
The executive director for the TSSAA described the situation as follows:
“But the mother actually works in Henry County, and she posted on her Facebook page that she sent the kids back to Perry County for the week and that she would not see them again until Friday night,” Childress said. “Then, later on her Facebook page, she posted, ‘How can two boys mess up their room as badly as they do when they’re only here on Saturday and Sunday?’”
The team was forced to forfeit the three games that the boys played in.