A woman, given the name Golfcart Gail, was caught on camera calling the police on a black father who was merely cheering his son during a soccer game in Ponte Vedra, Florida.
According to Ginger Williams, who shared a post entitled “Soccer While Black” about the incident; the man was watching his child play soccer when he became frustrated after the referee made a call.
The father told his little boy that the referee was right and to calm down.
For some bizarre reason, the white lady, who was a field marshal, scolded the man and claimed she feared for her safety even though the man said he was leaving the game.
After harassing the father, Golfcart Gail decided to call a police officer who happens to be her cousin and works for the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Department.
Another woman named Maria Morale-Walther, who witnessed the scene, said Golfcart Gail lied to the police by saying the man “was being aggressive.”
She added: “I started filming because she would not leave the father alone. There was no reason for her to call the cops on him.”
According to Morale-Walther, Golfcart Gail never identified herself as a field attendant before calling the police.
Williams shared photos and videos of Golfcart Gail’s behavior and had this to say: “SOCCER WHILE BLACK. A parent at my son’s recent soccer game had the police called on him for cheering for his son during the game. This man was trying to watch his son’s soccer game and cheer for him from the sides. He yelled “The ref is right!” when he saw his kid out there getting frustrated after a call. This woman, let’s call her Golfcart Gail, decided she had to spring into action and rapidly approach this parent and remind him that harassment would not be tolerated. He informed her several times that he was only speaking to his son. For whatever reason, Golfcart Gail just would not let this story go. She continued to harass and beleaguer this parent. The gentleman offered to leave to avoid a situation. As he began to pack up his things Golfcart Gail informed him that she was calling the police because she no longer felt safe with his threatening behavior.”
She added: “This innocent man was peacefully leaving his own son’s soccer game to avoid exactly this messy situation. What makes this even worse, is that a parent had been ejected from this same game during the third period. There had to be a long delay of game due to the disturbance yet; Golfcart Gail didn’t need to call the police on him. Why weren’t the police called? What was the difference? I’ll give you a guess. Shame on you Golfcart Gail for what you did to this man and to the children who had to witness this. So long as this shit continues to happen, I will continue to speak out against it. Black Lives Matter. Don’t ask me again why I kneel.”
Media reports seem to suggest that there is an increase in these incidents around the country.