This petition is to reinstate Assistant Coach John Petridis of the Brien McMahon Boys Soccer team. Coach Petridis was terminated from his coaching position by the city of Norwalk after one recent on field incident in over 10 years of being associated with the program. The very questionable and confusing situation which led to a red card has been blown way out of proportion by the referees report and resulting stories put out by the media. The news of him no longer being able to coach the program has been a completely unexpected and shocking decision. We believe this decision has come about very abruptly and without many facts or other considerations being taken into account. Coach Petridis has been serving McMahon for over 10 years as a volunteer and has committed himself to the program and especially the kids who completely support him. The McMahon soccer community and the rest of the town of Norwalk supports Coach Petridis and is outraged by the decision to remove him from the soccer program! The punishment definitely does not fit the crime. It is extremely unfair and is inconsistent with other incidents that have happened it sports. We believe that he has been discriminated against and this decision should be strongly reconsidered. Please show your support for the entire McMahon Soccer community and for Coach Petridis in an effort to rejoin the program!!