Bad sportsmanship or cyberbullying: Northglenn family wants answers
BROOMFIELD, Colo. — In an age where any thought can be broadcast for the world to see, one Northglenn family is crying foul after they believe a message was meant as a violent threat against their 14-year-old daughter.
On the application Instagram a user, who FOX31 Denver is not identifying because of their age, posted about teenage soccer player Brittany Duncan: “Good job guys did you break Brittney’s neck?”
The post, which came earlier this month after a soccer tournament, was posted in reference to a recent match up between two competing teams.
“You don’t have to like me that’s ok…but the fact they want to break my neck…that’s a violent threat,” said Brittney Duncan on Tuesday.
The high school soccer player and her family are considering legal action against the Westminster Football Club for the alleged behavior of some its members.
The football club, through director Paul Mulvany, released a statement but refused to answer specific questions about whether or not any disciplinary action had been taken.
“Westminster AFC prohibits any form of bullying against any player, within the club or on an opposing club’s team. This includes online or offline bullying. The club strives to educate its players about the consequences of bullying and the need to respect others, and, as a result of the complaint raised, has taken steps to remind all its members about the seriousness of this issue.”