I do feel for this young man and I can understand where the family is coming from, but rules are rules. If this age rule did not exist, then how many other people would hold back their children so next year they'd be a better athlete?
Personally, I'm all for letting him play! But there would be too many abuses of the system and if they let him play then it opens another can of worms for years to come. Others would whine later when their child was not allowed to extend their play, you can't trust people enough to let this one exception to be made for an extrodinary circumstance. People just all around stick.
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