What a tragedy.
A 10 year old weighs 71 kgs. That is the tragedy.
A 10-year-old Porirua boy has torn down his rugby posters and binned his All Blacks duvet cover after his local rugby club made him feel “sad and fat”.
Joshua Moe has been told he has to play in the under-13s this season because – at 71 kilograms – he is too heavy to play in his own age group. But Joshua fears he will get hurt playing with boys who are older than him.
“They’re allowed to stand on each other and push in the scrum in under-13s, and that’s scary,” he said.Â
Last year Joshua received special permission to play in the Northern United under-11s team – a grade lower than the rules allowed for someone of his weight.
But at last week’s weigh-in for the new season, the club told him he had to move up to the under-13s. His mother, Vanessa Moe, queried the ruling, but was told he could either play in the under-13s or not at all.
She has now complained to the club, as well as to the New Zealand Rugby Union and the Human Rights Commission.
“This has gone beyond rugby itself, and is now about a club making my son feel like crap and not wanting to play at all,” she said.
The fact that his mother doesnâ€™t accept there is an issue is the exact reason why the kid is so fat.
He wants to be able to trample over his fellow 10 year olds, but objects to being trampled on by people who weigh the same.
RugbyÂ is about physics. Not about sensitivity to a delicate fat boy’s weight problem.
Sorry Joshua, but your mother has a problem, and until she faces up to it, you will remain way too heavy for you to play rugby with your mates. The ony people making you feel sad, fat and crap is your victim mentality….and that just makes you dumb as well.