Parents of 7-Year-Old 'Football Heckler' Should Be Ashamed of Themselves (VIDEO)

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7-year-old Jets fanWow. Just ... WOW. Have you seen the video that's floating around all over Facebook of a 7-year-old New York Jets fan heckling a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan at MetLife Stadium?

And when I say heckling, I mean the kid repeatedly yells things like, "In your face, loser!" "Shut your mouth!" and "Pay attention!"

Oh, and he kicks off the video with, "You stink bubba head! Your defense so sucked, you're gonna get outta New York!"

Or at least that's what it sounds like he's saying.

Here's the clip so you can hear this little brat (I'm sorry, but he is) for yourself. Have a listen and then we'll discuss.

Ok, so I'm sure we can all agree that despite his young age, this kid is acting like a complete jerk. But that raises one key question -- what the hell is wrong with his parents?!?

Why on earth would they allow him to engage in such disrespectful behavior toward another adult? Actually, forget the adult thing -- it's completely irresponsible of them to allow their son to treat anyone so horribly, regardless of their age.

There's no way to know whether or not this boy was accompanied by his parents at the game. At one point, a woman's laughter can be heard on the video, so it's probably safe to assume an adult was the one behind the camera. And if it was his mom? Shame on her for thinking that her son screaming insults at a total stranger is acceptable and not doing something to stop it.

By letting this kid get away with his mean words, it's basically the same thing as teaching him that it's ok to bully others and put them down -- and it's actually quite hilarious to do so. (That's just messed up.)

Damn. I'm sure glad my kid doesn't go to school with this boy, considering what he's able to get away with.

As the mom of a 7-year-old son myself -- I'd be absolutely outraged and appalled if anything like this ever came out of his mouth, and if it did? I'd probably never take him to a sporting event again, and that would only be the beginning of his punishment.

But as much as I'd love to give this kid a good scolding, it's important to remember that he is just a KID. And kids need adults to guide them and instruct them on what kind of behavior is and is not acceptable. They'll never figure it out on their own and will continue to act inappropriately until someone tells them otherwise.

Ugh. Why can't parents just suck it up and do their jobs instead of ruining perfectly enjoyable sporting events for the rest of us?

Do you think this boy's parents are to blame?


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lulou lulou

As the mom of an 8 year old, I would never spend the $$$ on the season opener for a kid.  (or the fun of  going without kids)   Which leads me to conclude - the parents have no friends.

nonmember avatar Stephanie

It's not cute or funny. It's trashy and rude. He is way too old to act that way and his parents should be ashamed of themselves. It speaks volumes of the way he must act in school or at home. As I said. Trashy.

nonmember avatar Blake

Lazy ass parenting, is what it is.
I will let my kid act like a complete idiot -so long as I get to watch the game, eat my hotdog-and drink-my beer mentality!

abra819 abra819

what a little bitch. good luck in life ya loser.

Shandi80 Shandi80

Have you ever been to a live sporting event?? Rude, annoying hecklers are pretty much to be expected. That's not saying I think it's polite or anything, but at every single game I've ever been to, people in the crowd yell at the players! Kids do what they see, of course he learned it from his parents, who obviously think it's ok. I don't think it's that big of a deal, as long as he's not speaking like that anywhere else. But in a loud, crowded football stadium, the battle is not worth fighting if you're a bystander.

happi... happinessforyou

And who do you think is filming and laughing in the background? He learned this awful behavior at home.... smh

nonmember avatar CHARGERS BABY!

The Jets do suck. Its valid. Lol in all seriousness he may have just got caught up in the moment. He could be a huge football fan and dream of Playing pro ball. As long as his behavior stays art the stadium or in the living room, hes good :)

ashhh... ashhhes16

I could see a little yelling but if i was his mom i would say "Okay bud thats enough" but not terrible parents. 

nonmember avatar erica

It was definitely rude, but it's extremely common to talk smack at sporting events. I wouldn't allow my kids to act that way, but I wouldnt assume the kid is a total brat who acts that way all the time or that he has terrible parents. And really? Banning sporting events for the rest of childhood would only be the beginning of your son's punishment for one instance of what you deem rude, disrespectful behavior? Yeah, that's reasonable. What would the punishment be for being consistently rude and disrespectful? Stoning? Abra, I'm more concerned about the type of person/parent you are considering you think it's OK to call a child a bitch and a loser.

David Wardell

of course they are to blame

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