Virginia Tech vs. UNC: Watch Hokie Player Foolishly Run with Scissors on Field

T.J. McaloonContributorOctober 6, 2012

Everyone in life has a mental lapse when you forget one of the many life lessons that someone has taught you as a child. Today, against North Carolina, Virginia Tech wide receiver Dyrell Roberts must have forgot that life lesson of never running with a pair of scissors. 

As you can see in the video, Roberts notices the pair—probably left on the field from one of the teams training staffs before the game started—picks them up and gets the attention from one of the officials. 

The official stops the game for an “official time out” and then Roberts pulls off one of the things that every adult/parent/caretaker has ever told a child, “You never run with a pair of scissors!”

And, as if running with the scissors wasn’t bad enough, he then hands them to a Hokies trainer, blades first. 

So, for those of you keeping score at home let’s recap everything that’s wrong with this video. 

  1. Someone left a pair of scissors on the field that went unnoticed for almost the entire first quarter. 
  2. When Roberts finds the scissors, he waves them around like a sword-swinging Pirate trying to get the attention of the official. 
  3. Roberts then jogs across the field with the scissors to the sideline. I guess the silver lighting in this wrong doing is that if he would have tripped the blades would have went into the field and not him.
  4. When Roberts gets to the sideline he hands the pair to a trainer not handle first—like we’ve all been taught to do when passing off a pair of scissors—but blades first.

Luckily no one was hurt, and the game went on just fine. However, we all learned a valuable lesson: Never ever run with scissors or else you will get mocked. 

Video courtesy of YouTube Page