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Cops called on black man cheering son at soccer

A WHITE woman called the cops on a black father at his child’s soccer game — claiming he yelled at the referee, when he was actually just cheering on his son, according to local reports.

Two other women who were at the teen match in Ponte Vedra, Florida, over the weekend took videos and posted about the incident on Facebook — uploading images of the field marshal who called the police, showing her sitting in a blue golfcart with a phone to her ear and nicknaming her “Golfcart Gail.”

“A parent at my son’s soccer game had the police called on him for cheering for his son during the game,” posted Ginger Galore Williams, with the header “Soccer While Black.”

The unnamed dad had yelled “The ref is right!” when he saw his kid was frustrated by a call, but “Golfcart Gail” took offence, Williams said.

“[She] decided to spring into action and rapidly approach this parent and remind him that harassment would not be tolerated. He informed her that he was only speaking to his son,” Williams posted.

media_cameraOther attendees of the game photographed “Golfcart Gail”.
media_cameraDeputies arrived on the scene but refused to take the dad into custody.

The dad offered to leave with his wife to avoid a scene, but “Golfcart Gail” informed him she was calling the cops “because she no longer felt safe with his threatening behaviour,” according to Williams.

“This man was peacefully leaving his own son’s soccer game to avoid exactly this situation,” wrote Williams. “Shame on you Golfcart Gail for what you did to this man and to the children who had to see this. Can you imagine how afraid his child must have been to see this happening?!”

Another woman, Maria Morale-Walther, who also recorded the incident, told First Coast News that “at no point” was the dad aggressive, though she heard the field marshal tell a St. Johns County sheriff’s deputy she “feared for herself and the children because she didn’t know what [the father] was capable of.”

One of the deputies on scene can be heard on video telling Williams that it’s within the marshal’s right to call the police and that he was there to defuse the situation, according to the outlet.

Deputies didn’t detain the dad.

The incident is the latest in a long series of videos posted to social media showing white women — “BBQ Betty,” “Permit Patty,” “Cornerstore Caroline” — calling the cops on black people over seemingly mundane acts.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post and is republished with permission.

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