It is interesting how angry a piece of paper can make someone.
I have coached my daughter's teams for years now, and each season I pass out a gospel tract to each of the parents. I include it with the forms and parent information at the beginning of the season. Typically the tract is read, but nothing ever comes of it. Not until this past week, at least.
A parent became enraged at the tract and emailed the league. From what I'm told, this parent even threatened to take action against the soccer association. YIKES!
Now, recognize that it was simply a piece of paper--a gospel tract. It could have easily been crumpled up and thrown away. The parent could have given it back to me with a frown or a simple "I don't appreciate this." For that matter, they didn't even have to read it!
But that little paper brought about a very different reaction.
Below you may view this insidious little piece of paper.
As far as I know, the situation has been diffused. The league head was able to calm the parent down. At this point he will not be going after the league. They have also placed the daughter on another team so as to accommodate the family.
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