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Coach resigns after wacky e-mail
by Mike Woitalla, April 1st, 2009 7AM

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[YOUTH] The coach of Scituate, Mass., U-8 girls team resigned after parents complained about his introductory e-mail, which encouraged players to eat "undercooked red meat" and play like a "Michael Vick pit bull." The coach wrote that his players should be ready for "bumps, bruises and even bleed a little .... (but I do hope the other team is the one bleeding)."

In his e-mail, Michael Kinahan wrote that he heckles young refs because it helps them develop as people.

In his resignation letter, Kinahan wrote, "... I am sorry some people failed to see the humor."

"It's not a joke," Chris Park, the registrar for the Scituate Youth Soccer League, told the Boston Herald. "He chewed out a 12-year-old so bad last year she said she won't referee anymore."

Kinahan wrote that, "I believe winning is fun and losing is for losers" and that he wanted "girls who will kick ass and take names on the field, off the field and throughout their lives."

Read Kinahan's e-mail for a team of 6- and 7-year-olds HERE.

 



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