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‘Pushy parent’ football video goes viral after nudging young goalkeeper son to save shot

December 3, 2019


There’s nothing quite like a ‘pushy parent’. And one Dad has gone viral after his attempt
to help his goalkeeper son save a shot in an Under 6s football match spectacularly backfired. In the footage, the eager father appears to
direct the young lad towards a goal bound effort. At the last minute, the goalie pulls off a
fine save. But he only manages to divert the balling
the path of another player who taps the ball into the back of the net. Parents on the sidelines are heard laughing
as the Dad throws his hands up in the air in disbelief. But the truth behind the viral video has now
emerged. According to one Mum, Bethan Davies, who filmed
the footage, the supportive father of the boy was simply trying to help his young son
who is always “the last to go in goal”. The team is Bow Street Magpies who play in
Aberystwyth in Wales. They have had a testing introduction to football
and have drawn just one game. But the team, made up of five-year-olds, are
‘finding their feet’ and everyone is getting their chance to enjoy the game. Bethan, who is not the mother of the young
goalkeeper, revealed the youngster was actually walking away from the goal when the shot came
in – so his Dad was trying to nudge him in the right direction. The video has managed to get millions of views
already online and now Bow Street Magpies are appealing to find a sponsor to provide
their aspiring young footballers with some new kits and equipment.

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7 Comments

  • Reply mozac s November 9, 2018 at 3:03 pm

    Dad of the week

  • Reply Will C November 10, 2018 at 1:05 am

    Clearly a dive. Dad barely touched him.

  • Reply Alex Lintern November 10, 2018 at 7:56 am

    Maradona had the hand of god & that kid has the hand of dad LOL

  • Reply Davina Test November 10, 2018 at 10:38 am

    I feel the same way when I watch my son play rugby and he’s 21 years old and I’m 60 something and still get more aggressive than him on the side lines……I’ve been banned from watching the games by my boys………

  • Reply andrew Charlton November 10, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Computer voice video too long

  • Reply ian king November 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    this is nothing,  I have seen parents fighting over a kids football match,  wish I would have filmed it  lol

  • Reply Adeel Shabir November 10, 2018 at 8:57 pm

    32 dislike are from NSPCC

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