A Texas parent has filed a complaint over a terrible and traumatic beating handed out by a rival football team.
Their child, a student at Western Hills High, was on the receiving end of a 91-0 pounding by Aledo in a match on Friday.
Yes, that's right, a bullying complaint was filed because one high school football team was vastly superior to another. It made the kid feel bad - along with all of his teammates, whose parents were presumably too scared to come forward.
But one parent wasn't scared and they pointed to the state education handbook to prove that this humiliating defeat amounted to bullying.
The Texas Education Agency defines bullying this way: “Bullying occurs when a person is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself.
“Bullying is aggressive behavior that involves unwanted, negative actions. Bullying involves a pattern of behavior repeated over time. Bullying involves an imbalance of power or strength.”
This sounds like a clear-cut case of bullying to us. Now let's see it applied to other sports.