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Pa. youth football league cancels season over continued threats

October 14, 2015 / CoachingFootball
A Pennsylvania youth football league has cancelled the remainder of its season after continued threats made against coaches and referees.

Photo via Facebook, Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football
Photo via Facebook, Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football

The Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League posted a message on its Facebook page Tuesday night informing everyone in the league that the season was being called off. The league officers wrote that on Tuesday, “ammunition shells were placed at the field gate with names of the league officers printed with permanent marker.” They indicated the decision to discontinue the season was made with input from law enforcement.

Here is the post:

To all league officers, coaches, parents, players and cheerleadersThe decision has been made with great regret that…

Posted by Mount Pleasant Area Junior Football League on Tuesday, October 13, 2015

WTAE in Pittsburgh reported that a fist fight broke out between parents just a few weeks ago. Parents also said a game earlier in the season was rescheduled due to threats.

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