Another attack on a teacher

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  1. tchr4evr

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    Read this article today:

    Apparently, a track coach in MA was fired because one of his boys removed his shirt during a practice. He had been told by the athletic director that the girls team felt uncomfortable with boys running with no shirts. The coach warned his team. He was fired on the spot, in front of his team, and escorted off school property.

    Link to article below:

    http://www.thepostgame.com/blog/dai...coach-jobless-after-his-boys-track-team-goes-

    First of all, when has it become indecent for a boy to take off his shirt during an athletic practice? Do these same girls feel uncomfortable if a boy doesn't wear a shirt at the pool? And how is this the coaches fault? He warned the team--why isn't the boy being reprimanded? Is the coach supposed to run alongside the boys and hold their shirts down, or tie their shirts to their pants?

    Seems a little extreme to me.
     
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    Yeah, I'm sure they're SO uncomfortable with it. lol. I have a feeling that there's WAY more to it than just this. From the feeling of the article, it seems to me that they were looking for anything they could use to fire him.
     
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    I think firing the coach is at the extreme. He warned the boys not to take off the shirts. The boy shouldn't have been allowed to run.
     
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    Sound like this coach was not Mr. Innocent. "An unfortunate result of ongoing discussion"...

    My school has a shirtless rule. Under no circumstances can students, male or female, be shirtless. They may also not wear cut off T-shirts, or the kind with the sides cut out, sports bra or not.
     
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    Our boys who are running after school for practices after school have to keep their shirt on until they are off school property so they hang them on a sign and put it on again when the get back. Silly.
     
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    There's almost always a back story.

    Interesting that the story is told almost completely from the persepctive of the coach.
     
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    why do the boys have to take off their shirts to run? They keep their shirts on during the meets, don't they? One would think the coaches would want the boys to be able to run with shirts during practice in order to do better during meets.

    And why do the boys need to run shirtless if the girls can handle the extra layer? Are they not as physically fit as the girls?
     
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    In browsing some local online papers and blogs on this topic, many people are upset by his firing. From what I can gather, it seems he really was dismissed for the shirt issue and not for other perhaps more serious concerns.

    Here's the coach's blog, just in case anyone wants to look around. Also, this. From this, which I know isn't everything, he seems mighty committed. Lots more available online.

    I guess I'll get all upset about boys running shirtless when cheerleaders get decent....
     
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    No kidding. It seems like a double standard.
     
  12. Major

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    OMG ........... boys without shirts.....:eek::eek:

    Death to this demented, deranged coach..... :rolleyes:
     
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    Regardless of the reasoning, the AD was totally out of line with how he handled the situation.
     
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    I seriously doubt it was the girls complaining. One of the highlights of my high school soccer experience was watching the boys team play shirts vs. skins.

    Honestly, it is more comfortable to run without a shirt. That's why women's running gear has been trending towards smaller and smaller tops in the past couple of decades! Maybe it's TMI, but I just wear my sports bra when I work out on the treadmill in my basement.
     
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    I know that when I was in high school, the girls in my gym class complained several, several times about the boys being shirtless. We were uncomfortable and they had bigger boobs than us anyways.

    I know several schools who are not allowing 'skins' anymore in my area due to more complicated issues like bullying, harassment, etc.
     
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    I have a hard time believing the girls had serious complaints, especially at the high school level.
    There obviously is a lot more to this case than is being let on.
    Though I have never been a fan of the shirts vs. skins component, if it is an athlete who chooses to take his shirt off while running outside, I see nothing wrong with that. As for the girls, its just good scenery for them after school.
     
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    I started playing "shirts against the skins" touch football, pickup basketball, etc when I was 9 years old......... No one thought a thing about it......... unless a girl was on the "skins" team.. then some touching was illegal ... :lol:
     

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