A youth football team in Texas has been booted out of their league's playoffs for being "too good".
The Flower Mound Rebels, which is a gridiron team consisting of children between the ages of seven and eight, finished their regular season competition with a perfect, undefeated record by winning 33 games in a row.
Having been unbeaten all campaign, the kids were looking forward to a big playoffs where silverware looked destined.
But now, in a rather bizarre turn of events, the team has been kicked out of the competition simply because of their stellar form on the field.
"They are too good. I fully admit it," Vice President of the Keller Youth Association Rhett Taylor said in an interview with NBC News.
"They are a select-level team. They are too good for a rec-level team.
He told KCEN: "The aggregate score of the seven games they've played in is 199-6. So in my mind, they've dominated our league."
For the players themselves, they must be gutted that the chance of clinching a winner's medal has gone begging.
But for the general public, who are well aware of the age in which we live, they seem even more fuming and many people have flocked to social media to share their outrage at the situation.
Unsurprisingly, the Flower Mound Rebels' coach wasn't best pleased with her team's exclusion either.
"He's changing the rules so it benefits him," Ragan Montero told KCEN News.
"I don't think we can be too good... he wants to play with us but he doesn't want us to be good, so I don't really know what that teaches the kids. 'Hey try your hardest but sorry you won't get the end result that you want?'"
There may be some weight to Montero's argument too as it turns out his Flower Mound Rebels thrashed Rhett Taylor's own team 33-0 earlier in the season.
Either way, booting a group of talented youngsters out of the league this far into the competition has not only sparked debate but left quite a few people angry too - not to mention the disappointed players themselves.
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