With parental pride on the line and a lifetime of repressed ambition stoking the tensions, the touchline of any given youth game has pressure cooker potential.
Take the recent Wales Youth League match between Bow Street FC and CPD Llanilar, wherein one over-involved father stationed behind the goal took the notion of “pushy parenting” just that little bit too far…
I can’t stop watching this. Dad of the year 😂👏🏻⚽️pic.twitter.com/iLvhDoiFyb
— Tom Munns (@TomMunns1) 8 November 2018
It’s the exasperated shrug from the dad when his poleaxed lad fails to get back up and block the rebound that really sells it.