A Georgia youth football coach who was seen striking his player twice and knocking him to the ground in a viral video this week has been banned from the world’s largest youth football organization for life, according to FOX.
On Thursday, days after the Savannah football coach was captured in a video hitting a player, American Youth Football announced Gerrell Williams’ ban.
He will no longer be able to enter the 2020 National Championships and will be prohibited from entering the venue in Kissimmee, Fla.
The AYF released its own statement.
‘Earlier this week, AYF tournament officials were provided with cell phone video of a 9U coach – Gerrell Williams – behaving in complete breach of the AYF Code of Conduct,’ read the statement. ‘The video was provided to AYF the morning after the incident and was turned over to the Osceola County Sheriff.’
Williams was identified as Chatham County, Ga., Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Williams was removed as a counselor from the detention center.
His weakass apology. That wasn’t his kid and the parents forgave him? Smh couldn’t be mine. pic.twitter.com/deFKpVTYNP— TK F. (@BornARam916) December 10, 2020