6-year-old to Odell Beckham Jr: Learn from your mistakes (VIDEO)
It's been a rough week for Odell Beckham Jr. First he gets hit with a one-game suspension for his conduct during last week's game against the Carolina Panthers, and then a 6-year-old New York boy takes to YouTube to lecture the NY Giants star receiver about the importance of self-control.
While sitting in front of a Christmas tree in his Queens, N.Y. home, young football fan Sidney Mosley started off his video message to Beckham by saying "when you are mad at someone, you do not look at them, stare at them or fight with them. You tell the referee in the game."
"You are the Giants’ best player, Odell Beckham Jr. The Giants need you. You can do it. You must learn from your mistakes," Mosely said.
Beckham's suspension came Monday when he was cited by the NFL for “multiple violations of safety-related playing rules.” The receiver - normally known for being quarterback Eli Manning's go-to guy in the end zone - dropped a wide-open touchdown pass on the first drive of the Giants’ game against the Panthers at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Beckham drew three personal foul penalties during the matchup with the undefeated team. He appealed the decision, but it was rejected.
After the suspension was announced, Beckham posted a message on Twitter saying “I apologize to my teammates, the Giants organization and to all fans of the NFL.” But the apology wasn't enough for young Mosely. He gently reminded the 6-foot, 23-year-old first round draft pick that he needs to set a good example because children everywhere are watching him.
"All the kids are watching you, that's why you need to set a good example. Who is going to catch the touchdown from Eli Manning? You are suspended, you must learn from your mistakes," Mosely said.
But the video didn't end there. The youngster made sure to offer the star player some encouragement as well.
"The Giants need you. You can do it," the child said. "Have a good day. I pray for you, I believe in you. Have a nice day. Goodbye."
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