Calm down - it's children's sport not the World Cup
We attended the rugby tournament at the Sevens last weekend. This was a superb day and we enjoyed it very much.
However, the behaviour of a some of the parents and coaches was unbelievable! This was not the World Cup!
These were children playing, some of whom were very young. Whilst most people were encouraging, supportive and clearly had a good knowledge of fair play and sportsmanship, a few others sadly did not.
Some of the things I heard being screamed at children, coaches and referees was very sad indeed! As I said this is children's sport and they need to be encouraged, taught to enjoy it and play fairly so they want to progress and continue playing.
I would strongly imagine there were a few children who came away feeling most disheartened and that makes me very upset indeed!