A viral video of a 7-year-old footy player, who was slaying it on the footy field playing against kids his same age, but half his size, ignited a debate around weight size on the field. But it looks like the conversation turned much more sinister on social media.
Yahoo! 7 reported that after his parents read horribly insensitive and downright cruel comments (about a CHILD) they were reduced to tears.
It's been reported the boy has now been withdrawn from the team ahead of this weekend's game with his fellow St Johns Eagles Under 8s team.
Speaking with Yahoo! 7, a father of a boy in the same team said the star player hadn't harmed anyone and received no complaints from the opposition during his last game.
“The fact is the boy only joined the team six weeks ago – and has only scored three tries. It’s not like he’s knocking over kids every time he touches the ball. In fact, he’s very gentle and aware of his size.”
Chin up, mate. You deserve to play your hardest.