A father pulled a gun on a youth football coach because his son wasn’t getting enough playing time, police said.
Wayne Derkotch, 40, was arguing with the coach Sunday morning during a game of 5-7-year-olds in northeast Philadelphia, and it turned into a fight between the two men.
Coach Jermaine Wilson is 34, and about 6 feet 3 inches tall. Derkotch is 40, and about 5 feet 9 inches, according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
Derkotch was losing, and then pulled out the .357 Magnum, police said.
Referee Shawn Henwood shouted for the players to “Come with me!” and they did, following him from the 50-yard line to the far side of the field, then crouching. Screaming mothers rushed toward them, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
No shots were fired and no one required medical treatment, authorities said.
“It was all because his son wasn’t playing enough,” said Capt. John McGinnis. “It’s a very bizarre case.”
“No shots were fired“? Well, thank goodness for that.
And we wonder why the Paris Hiltons of the world and so many other kids from her generation are so f’d up. It’s this whole sense of entitlement that they have, much of which is either enabled or fostered by their nutjob parents.