Children are practically immune to real-life consequences. A child can speak his or her mind to the most intimidating people in the world, and, worst case scenario, mom gets upset and hands down a “timeout” punishment.
The youngster shouted “Go Patriots!” right in his face and for a brief moment, Smith had that “I’m gonna wreck this little sh*t” thought we’ve all repressed at one point or another in our lives.
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 22, 2016
Just walk away, Steve.
He played it cool on Twitter later.
I had to catch myself !! Well worth it. He was a great kid made me laugh all day https://t.co/qLQIZXV7pK
— Steve Smith Sr (@89SteveSmith) June 22, 2016
As a Pats fan, I found this thoroughly enjoyable. But I also understand the toxicity of sh*t talkin’ children who feel invincible. This definitely wasn’t the first time this kid mocked a grown person, and it certainly won’t be the last.
Luckily, the more children grow, the less they can get away with. That little Pats fan will be humbled some day. It might take him getting punched in the face when he’s 22 years old, but he’ll eventually be humbled.
It’s the circle of life.