NEW CANAAN - The head coach of a youth football team in New Canaan is taking heat after burning his team's third place trophies.

Coach Rod Fox met members of his eighth-grade youth football team at Irwin Park last month and set their trophies on fire.

The team had recently lost in the playoffs.

Town officials say his actions sent the wrong message.

The coach, whose son is on the team, sent an email to parents apologizing.

Police say there was no criminal activity, so no charges will be filed.