Costly touchdown? Parents say peewee coach was fined after game

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NASHVILLE- A victory play during a peewee football game is sparking controversy.

According to WSMV in Nashville, The Lawrenceville Black Knights team was fined after one of their players scored a touchdown violating the league’s mercy rule.

The Gwinnett Football League president argued that wasn’t the case.

Erik Richards told WSMV the team made a mockery of the game and showed unsportsmanlike conduct.

According to WSMV’s report, parents claim they were beating the opponent, 32-0, in the fourth quarter when an 8-year-old player intercepted a pass and in the excitement of the moment forgot about the league’s mercy rule.

That touchdown passed the 33-point rule and cost the coach a week-long suspension and the team $500.

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