Parents these days. I know a lot of kids weren’t real happy when there parents began using Facebook. It seemed like the parents were just using the website to watch over their kids. Other than that, nothing bad really happened. Unless, of course, your mom makes a Facebook post that causes your high school team to vacate three wins.
So how does something like this happen? The Tennessean has the story here. Apparently, Rodney and Ryan Belasic are ineligible to play for the Perry County Vikings because their entire family doesn’t live in Perry County. The reason that this issue came to light is because a post on Facebook by their mom. Their mom wrote a post complaining about the cleanliness of the boys’ room. Basically, the kids only live with her in Henry county for the weekends, but reside in Perry County during the week so they can play football.
A secondary post by the mom said “How can two boys mess up their room as badly as they do when they’re only here on Saturday and Sunday?” This alerted people to the issue and the violation was called in. The TSSAA rule stats that in order to switch schools, the entire family must live in the same county. If one member of the family maintains a permanent residence in the original county, the kids are not permitted to switch schools.
So it sounds like a mother’s lack of knowledge about social media cost her sons’ team three wins. Let this be a lesson to parents everywhere: If you post something on Facebook, you better make sure there are no repercussions. I’m sure Perry County absolutely loves you right now.