Talk about teaching a kid all the wrong values.
This slow-talking guy says he’s a Dallas Cowboys fan but is sick of quarterback Tony Romo costing the team wins by throwing interceptions.
So he has his son, who appears to be about 7, toss Romo’s No. 9 jersey in a barbecue grill, then douse it with enough lighter fluid to burn the house down.
“I’m sorry, Tony, but we just had to do this,” the dad says. “The time has come.”
He throws a match on the soaked jersey, and a flame bursts into the air as it starts to burn.
The little boy laughs hysterically. Dad acts like this is all great fun.
So what’s he teaching his son?
That it’s OK to ridicule someone (Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo) who makes a mistake while trying his hardest. That it’s OK to even renounce someone who disappoints you. That burning a jersey is an appropriate way to show your disapproval.
Can we take away the guy’s parenting card? I wish we could.
Someday, I hope the boy forms his own values that are nothing like his dad’s.