Father, 38, invades pitch and assaults his son’s 14-year-old rival during soccer championship game which sent teen to hospital
Timothy Vickerie, 14, was attacked by his rival’s 38-year-old dad Jordan Grinnell after the two boys challanged themselves n the course of play
The incident happened during a championship soccer game in Virginia after Vickerie and a player on the opposing team got into a scuffle over the ball
While the two teens were going at it over the ball, Grinnell charged the field, grabbed Vickerie and threw him to the ground before punching the teen
Vickerie needed stitches for a gash above his eye and suffered a mild concussion
Grinnell was arrested, charged with misdemeanor assault and released on bond
Timothy Vickerie, 14, was attacked during his championship soccer game by his opponent’s 38-year-old father in Virginia Beach, Va on June 9
A teenage soccer player in Virginia was left needing stitches and a mild concussed after he was viciously attacked by his rival’s father during a championship game.
Timothy Vickerie’s mom and dad said the incident happened June 9, during the North American Sand Soccer Championship, a large tournament in Virginia Beach that attracts more than 10,000 players and hundreds of teams.
The teen’s parents said Vickerie had gotten into a scuffle with a player on the opposing team during the soccer game when the boy’s father jumped in and attacked Vickerie
Recounting the incident, the victim’s dad said the event is usually a fun weekend but this year’s tournament turned violent when his 14-year-old son was attacked by his opponent’s 38-year-old dad.
According to Fox31, the game was coming to an end with Vickerie’s team’s in the lead 5-4 when Vickerie and a player on the opposing team got into a scuffle over the ball.
Timothy Vickerie, [photo], was grappling with an opponent during a championship soccer game when the other teen’s dad charged from the sidelines onto the field, grabbed Vickerie and threw him on the ground and punched him multiple times in the face
‘They were grabbing each other and it was certainly getting grabby,’ parent Jennifer Moss said. She was at the event with her son to watch the game.
Moss said while the teens were going at it for the ball, a man, later identified as Jordan Grinnell, from the sidelines charged onto the field, grabbed Vickerie and threw him on the ground face-up.
‘Then, he punched him at least two to four times that I saw,’ Moss told the outlet.
‘The next thing I knew, 10 other dads had to wrestle him down,’ she said, adding that she called 911.
‘I was shaking. It was so shocking. I was in such disbelief. I couldn’t believe what I saw.’
Vickerie told Fox31 that he saw the man charging at him, but he didn’t have enough time to react: ‘I saw his arm go up and – boom – felt it on my face. He punched me,’ the teen said.
Sharonda Vickerie said her son’ss face was bloody and his right eye was swollen shut. ‘He was kind of in a daze, shocked and confused by everything,’ she said.
Police arrested the assaulter, Jordan Grinnell at the scene He has been charged with misdemeanor assault
After the assault by the parent of a player in the opposing team, the teen soccer player had a mild concussion and needed several stitches in his face
Vickerie was rushed to the hospital and was told he had a mild concussion. He also received several stitches in his face for a gash above his eye.
Grinnell, of Virginia Beach, was arrested after the fight and charged him with misdemeanor assault. Fox31 reports that he is the father of the boy Vickerie got into the scuffle with.
Timoththy Vickerie Sr. said his son’s attacker ‘tried to apologize, but we weren’t interested in that,’ the boy’s fathersaid. The family said they may take legal action against Grinnell in civil court.
Grinnell has since been released from jail on bond and is expected to be arraigned on June 20.