Ladies and Gentlemen, When at Amity sporting events, please act like ladies and gentlemen.
From the CIAC Handbook:
“Concerns with the behavior of student-athletes and coaches on the field or court and the ever increasing unsportsmanlike behavior of spectators, the sportsmanship committee believes it is essential that all member schools and leagues have sportsmanship standards and programs in place.”
At Wednesday’s Boys Varsity Soccer Game against Foran, a fan from the visiting team became excessively loud and verbally abusive toward one of the referees.
Amity Athletic Director Paul Mengold approached the man and asked him to leave the school grounds. (His behavior wasn’t setting a good example for anyone).
When the man stepped out into the parking lot he stood by the fence, but did not leave, police were called and requested that he vacate the grounds.
Good sportsmanship, it’s not just for athletes. Good behavior goes a long way, no matter how old you are.
A couple of weeks ago we watched in disbelief as a visiting team displayed total disrespect for one of our teams.
Amity stresses good sportsmanship and from today’s incident our school is not afraid to ensure that everyone behaves properly at our sporting events.