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To the Editor,
After reading all of the negative comments generated online in response to Doug Romeo’s letter, I am glad that my son played for the Carrollton Little Warriors this year. It was bad enough that most of you, without knowing the facts, chose to personally attack Doug Romeo; you then started to attack the boys that play for CLW.

While the YMCA’s football program had an impressive record this year, (Congratulations Boys!) you cannot use it to say that you have a better football program. The CLW and YMCA play in different leagues and comparing their records would be like comparing apples and oranges; although they are both fruit they sure taste different.

While we may not have had the best season this year, in my eyes, all the boys in the CLW program are all winners. Amid all the controversy, the name calling, and all the lies about the CLW football program, these boys showed up every week and played with the hearts. After all, this is ultimately who this is about. Not the parents, not the coaches, and not even the organization that runs it. It is about the children and the love of the game!

So when you are talking about the CLW or even the YMCA in a negative way you are also talking about the boys who are there because they want to play football.

To be honest, I don’t believe that this split has ever been about the boys or creating a better football program for the community. Please forgive me for calling a spade a spade, but this entire thing was started because of a few bruised egos and the losers in this situation will be our children.
I will not hide like some of you who posted very negative and hurtful comments behind some clever pseudonym. I am proud to say that my son has learned a lot from Coach Romeo and one of the things that he has learned is loyalty.

You can say all you want about the CLW program and its coaches, but just remember the old adage, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones”.

Congratulations to ALL the boys who took to the field this season. Go Warriors!

Kimberley Dillon Cross
Dellroy, OH

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