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Framingham Youth Football Coach Mike Todd Spews Vile, Racist Sentiments Over Parents’ Objection, President Jason Smith Looks The Other Way

New England loves football season. It’s our favorite time of the year, and most Massholes are generally happier people when it’s football season. But this year there’s something different. There’s a bit of a cloud hanging over this season. More specifically, youth football in Framingham. 

Meet Jason Smith of Framingham, he’s the President of Framingham Youth Football and Cheerleading and he’s “kind of a big deal” if you go to those search engines on the interwebs you’ll see. He’s a former Framingham Selectman, a VP at some staffing firm called KNF&T, he was the tip of the spear of Framingham First and he’s the head cheese at the table on the Framingham Youth Football Board of Directors. Did I mention, Jason here was also awarded the Most Valuable Player Award of 2019 from the Framingham Youth Football and Cheer Program? Who gives out these awards? Did this guy literally give himself a MVP award? Don’t you have to actually be a player to be the most valuable one, and not just a middle-aged dude in pink socks?

 Let’s set the record straight though, this guy is all about accountability and making Framingham a better place, bringing youth and community together, and community service. A real pillar of his community and a go-getter. Oh yeah, and he knows people; especially this guy,

 

Michael Todd; Successful mortgage officer, Head Coach of a Framingham Youth Football team, Mr. Clean impersonator and as it turns out, also a racist dirtbag whom apparently hates children. Just take it from him, as seen in these messages sent in a group chat between a coaches-only group chat:

In October 2018, then Framingham Flyers Youth Football Assistant Coach Robert  Assarian was outed from the organization after he claimed he experienced racist statements as well as sexually charged statements by fellow  team coaches about players’ parents both in person and in these private group chats. Robert then emailed Jason Smith to advise him of all of this and, more specifically, the behavior of and comments made by Head Coach Todd.

Jason responded accordingly doing what every person in his position of authority and leadership would do. He brushed it off completely like a TLDR email and didn’t invite Mr. Assarian back to coach in 2019. 

 

Apparently a youth sports coach making comments like this…

Is no big deal for the Framingham Youth Football and Cheer Organization.

For reference, MPR’s refers to the Mandatory Player Rule. Meaning, everyone plays, regardless of how good or bad they may be at the game. And aside from the disgusting racism, Todd here apparently wants them shot dead,  given his commentary. Regardless of being made aware of this, in writing, Jason Smith decided to allow Mr. Todd to continue to coach, and has completely swept these issues under the rug, despite a formal complaint being filed. 

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a “everyone gets a trophy” type, because in real life not everyone gets a trophy and it’s unrealistic to teach kids otherwise. But this isn’t college ball, this isn’t even high school. It’s the sixth grade. Some kids might such, yeah, but in the sixth grade it’s still a matter of practice, practice, practice. But even at practice the issues appear to continue, with Mike Todd as players are coming home crying to their parents after practice about being dropped on their heads and bullied, as reflected in these messages contained within a complaint filed with the league. 

 

 

I get it, football is a full contact sport, if you want to play football you need to be able to handle it, maybe wait until the kids hit puberty before going full-on Friday Night Lights on them? Just a thought.  The parents clearly knew and know something was up, Mr. Clean loves the art of diversion and claiming a kid yelling to the team that they’re all losers is somehow worse than his vile, bigoted, hatred laced comments about people who don’t look like him or young children who don’t play football as well as he envisions a bunch of prepubescent middle-schoolers should. 

Then when confronted, he has no issue going after a woman, until her husband Omar steps in to put him in line.   Mike Todd obviously cowered when Omar stepped to the plate, because he was out eating with his family and was caught off guard.

Speaking of “stepping to the plate,” Mike Todd also coaches baseball allegedly too so all you Framingham parents out there may want to keep your eyes on this story as it develops.

 

 

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  1. This coach sounds like a real piece of work.. deplorable… I have to ask though, was there a prof feeder before this was posted? Also, making third grade jokes like calling him “Mr. Clean” just ruins the credibility of the writer and weaker the great points made with hard facts.

  2. The Framingham Football coaches story is unfortunate, but none of the guys involved are racists, bigots, or anything
    on that level. YES, they were messing around on a group chat saying stuff they shouldn’t have which is immature.
    BUT these are not statements how of how these guys actually feel, they are talking in slang and 100% messing around about it. Sit down and talk to any of them and you’ll understand who they really are. Of course, by screenshot they look like monsters, but the text string is 1/2 of 1 percent of this story.

    What the extremely one sided story fails to tell is that the coaches involved go out of their way to bring players into their programs, without judgement, and with nothing but great intentions. Every day of the week, these guys go pick up players whose parents can’t get them to practices / games, provide gear to the kids if the families can’t afford it, and mentor them like their own with a strong focus on respect, loyalty and team work. They bring these kids to workouts, to church, and are there for the kids if they need someone to talk to. They do this for WITHOUT prejudice and the players they do this for come from different races. If you took the time to look deeper into this story, you would find that the coaches involved are actually good people that give so much back to the community, they are well liked by parents and players and they coach with compassion, but with safety first. The problem comes from an X parent / assistant coach that didn’t get what he wanted so rather than address it directly with the league, he chose to launch a personal attack on the head coach, while doing so, broadcast his own racist and homophobic distaste.

    The X coach that brought this all up has a personal vendetta against the head coach because his son started to see reduced playing time. So, that coach pulled his kid from the team and removed himself from being an assistant. Now, what he has brought to light by sharing texts from the football group chat is that he himself is more of a racist bigot then the coaches he is trying to hurt. And, that he didn’t bring any of this up for the better good of the football program, or for society. He brought this all up and to gain nothing but the negative attention that his family is going to receive as the players and coaches in Framingham that actually know the coaches involved and have spent time with them for years, love and respect them and want to play for them.

    In the end, this smear campaign is going to affect the personal lives, careers and futures of the coaches being fired and puts their families safety at risk as they are being portrayed as racist monsters. This further removes 3 very successful and sought after coaches from Framingham Sports and will lead to a decline in player signups and a decline in the success of sports here.

    Bob Assarian, you should be ashamed of yourself for handling this situation like a child and not being a man about it.
    You have affected the lives of 3 solid men and all because you didn’t get what you want. Boo Hoo.

    Very distasteful parts of this story also include calling out the Football League President for wearing pink socks.
    Yeah, that’s to support Breast Cancer.

    1. At the very least, by choosing to use the words they did in those texts, it gives the perception that they are racist. And, that’s enough. I’m all for joking around, but the fact that they find racist jokes funny is disturbing, especially the rail road tie texts and saying the “N” word. It’s beyond inappropriate and they should’ve known better, even joking. Plus, that’s the very language you’d expect to see used by bullies, which is a complaint of several players. Just because the players you know haven’t been bullied, doesn’t mean that there are other players who have been!! And just because you’ve had good interactions with the coaches, doesn’t mean everybody has. If the players and parents believe they’d be retaliated against for coming forward, then I doubt somebody like you would’ve been told about their concerns with the coaches because they know you’d go back and tell them!

  3. Definitely can’t/won’t get behind any of the racist comments coming from the head coach. With that said, I saw some more of those text conversation screenshots in another article and that little snitch Bob Assarian was saying some pretty nasty stuff himself. REALLY derogatory things about homosexuals at a P-Town festival and Mexicans. It BLOWS MY MIND that this guy was ratting on all of his fellow coaches while he right in the middle of it making his own vile remarks.

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