A father of two has shattered the internet after choosing to attend his son’s sports game instead of his daughters.
Published on reddit‘sr/AmITeA**hole forum, a father under the username u/throw3456897away shares his story for the “AITA” community to decide whether he would be wrong in attending his son’s match instead of his daughters. The viral post has more than 4,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments.
The Redditor starts by explaining how he has two teenagers, “Emily” and “Tyler” with his ex-wife. Each child has one last game of their sport for the season. He said his daughter will be competing for the league title, while his son will finish in seventh place regardless of the outcome of their last game.
His ex-wife messaged him where Emily’s match will take place, while the Redditor assumed she would attend Tyler’s match, which was scheduled for the same time. She explained to him that a teammate is taking their son to the game. She suggested that both parents go to Emily’s game because she wanted to make her parents pride.
Millions of high school students participate in sports. by the Next Student Athlete (NSCA.)), the popular sports between girls and boys are outdoor athletics, basketball and football.
He wrote: “I told her it’s just a kid’s game and we shouldn’t leave our son alone during the last game of the season just because of ‘pride’. She replied that Tyler probably wouldn’t even play because the last game of the season few games, the coach only brings him in the last fifteen minutes of the game.”
He noted that his son suffered an ankle injury during the season and sat out until last month and now only plays in the final minutes. He was shocked by his wife’s plan. He didn’t want his son to be all alone during his last game.
“When I told her about my decision, she kept yelling that I wasn’t taking girls’ sports seriously because I’d rather watch a pointless game that our son probably wouldn’t even play in than see Emily win the trophy,” he explained. . †
After failing to reach Emily by phone, he called Tyler to reach her. Tyler told the Redditor that Emily didn’t want to talk to him because she was angry that he didn’t come to her game. Tyler encouraged his father to support Emily instead of attending his game.
“I know he was pressured by his mother because of his voice and because the last word he would choose to describe a game with is meaningless (it’s also the same word my ex said to me) and because of how much he loves football,” the Redditor concluded.
The original poster (OP) has left the internet torn in the comment section.
“Unpopular [Everyone Sucks Here]† Your ex, if your speculation is correct, is that she is really trying to manipulate your son,” u/heathahR received the best comment of 13,000 votes, “I know on paper it makes sense that every kid gets a parent at their game, But not all games are weighted the same.”
They continued: “There’s a good chance this will be her only championship game and the highest peak she’ll ever reach in her sport. Meanwhile, this is just another regular game for your son that he’s worth another five years to play.” not to play.” name two years when your daughter doesn’t go to school so he doesn’t have conflicting games like this, a luxury your daughter doesn’t have.”
“Sorry but [You’re the A**hole]† Your son is driving with other people to a mandatory game at the end of the season where he probably won’t spend much time playing anyway. He is also a few years younger and will have many future matches. This was a championship game for your daughter, where she is an active player, and of course it means a lot to her that you are there,” explains u/jsodano.
“For many kids, myself included, it’s really important to see that your parents appreciate your efforts, whether you’ve won a championship or not. [devastated if] I was the son and I associated parental support with achievements like medals and the like. That is not good. [Not the A**hole],” said you/superdude111223.
news week contacted u/throw3456897away for comment.