A 50-year-old California high football coach named Eibylardo Manuel Funes was arrested on suspicion of battery and child abuse after striking an opposing team’s player during a Murrieta youth football game Saturday.
According to authorities and witnesses, Coach Funes struck a 14-year-old player of the opposing Perris team, causing the boy to suffer a concussion.
The victim sustained an injury to his eye and exhibited symptoms of a concussion.
A TikTok was recorded by the family, and you can hear them telling the young boy to stay awake.
@strawb3rry.n3squik.rul3s rumble happend at the game and coach from murrieta forcfully hit a 14 year old boy who was no where near him his dad then went after the coach who hit the boy (his son) after seeing his son on the floor and murrieta claims “perris coach ttying to fight parents” but its a dad trying to fight a coach who hit his son. THEY LET THE COACH FREE HE SHOULD BE LOCKED UP ! he served the army he was trained to fight and he hit a little boy #justiceforharlem #fyp #fypシ #fypdongggggggg #fypシ゚viral #abcnews #nclnews #army #assultwithdeadlyweapon #justice #wehaveavoiceandwecanuseit #wehaveavoice #hispanic ♬ original sound – your fav scorpio ♏️
Funes has been suspended and banned from the Murrieta Jr. All-American club, according to organization officials. The club posted a statement to Facebook:
“Broncos would like to say that the incident that happened Saturday afternoon during our Midget game vs. Perris was an unfortunate and disheartening situation. We do not condone any actions that occurred on Saturday. This is a tough situation on all families involved. We care about all the kids and wish Harlem and his family well.”
We are praying for the young man, there are reports now that he has suffered seizures since being hit along with the concussion.