Print Column: Maybe Parents Shouldn’t Be Allowed at Sporting Events


MINOT, N.D. — What is it about sports which bring out the absolute worst in some parents?

We’ve all seen the headlines, and sometimes the videos too.

Parents brawling at a fourth-grade basketball game in Oklahoma. A half-dozen grown men punching each other at a game played by 7-year-olds in Ohio. A man firing a gun and chasing a referee at a game in Arkansas.

These may be extreme examples, but you can show up at any random sporting event in our region and witness parents taking things too far.

I got a taste of this recently.

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