Sean Leonard Shannon Moore
We should probably afford them the benefit of the doubt. And we should all rejoice that the public outrage internet monster passed over us and selected Sean and Shannon for consumption this time. But your time is coming. Your time is coming.
Their names are Sean Leonard and Shannon Moore, and they’re actually getting married this weekend. They have seven kids between them, so they’re not anti-children or anything.
But they claim they didn’t give up the ball because they just didn’t realize the kid wanted it, which is hard to believe because he was five feet away balling his eyes out.
WFAA interviewed the couple and Shannon said,
“I love children, I would never hurt someone,”
They said it has been difficult being made into villains by the viral video. Shannon went on,
“It’s very hurtful, especially when you know you wouldn’t intentionally hurt somebody or hurt their feelings, especially when it’s a little-bitty toddler.”
Leonard and Moore are also angry at Michael Kay, the broadcaster who called them out for it, and are demanding an apology from him. Leonard said,
“He took an event and sensationalized it, threw it out there, never checked or validated the facts,”
Call me crazy, but i don’t see an apology coming from Michael Kay anytime soon. It doesn’t matter if they intentionally kept the ball from the crying kid or not, either way it was a bone head move. Suffer the consequences and move on.