Report: Teen with Tourette Syndrome banned from soccer for swearing

Posted at 12:24 PM, Dec 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-06 13:36:24-05

A teenager in the UK was booted from his soccer team because he cursed at the referee. That’s according to The Huffington Post.

He has Tourette Syndrome. 

While playing goalkeeper last month and objecting to a call, he told the official to “blank off”.

His mom says she showed her son’s medical card – proving he has the condition that causes tics and involuntary swearing. But it didn’t matter.

League officials say the boy showed a complete lack of respect to the referee and it had nothing to do with his condition.

He was fined and suspended for one game. Do you think it’s fair to kick this teen off the team?