Dad who kicked son down skateboard ramp regrets 'bonehead decision'

Marcus Crossland watches as his son Dino falls down a skateboard ramp. (Instagram)

Marcus Crossland watches as his son Dino falls down a skateboard ramp. (Instagram)

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The dad who was seen around the world on an Instagram video kicking his son down a 13-foot skateboard ramp admits he made a "bonehead decision."

Marcus Crossland told NBC on Monday. "it was an effort to help" his son Dino, 6, overcome his fear, "but it didn't come out that way."

Since the video from the Florida skateboard park went viral three weeks ago, Crossland has lost his job and the family their babysitter.

The video shows Crossland giving Dino a kick to get him to go down the steep ramp and then casually walk away, not even checking to see if his boy was hurt.

"I'm sorry that I made that decision to use that tactic as opposed to another," Crossland told NBC. "Because of a decision I made, my wife and my children and everybody has got to deal with it."

He's been banned from the park and the family is considering moving to get away from the negative fallout.

"It's affected our family, it's affected our day-to-day lives, it's affected our jobs, our household," Crossland told NBC. "Now those three seconds of video footage didn't necessarily really affect us. The repercussions have."

Emily White, Crossland's wife and Dino's mother, said what is seen on the tape is not an accurate depiction of her husband.

"You can be the most amazing, kind-hearted, giving person in the world -- all it takes is that two seconds and people will hate you," she told NBC.

The incident is still being investigated by authorities.


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