Hockey Coach Who Tripped Young Player is Headed to JailSerge Bielanko
Remember that viral video from a few months ago, the one where a youth hockey coach was caught red-handed when he tripped a 13 year-old player from the opposite team in the handshake line?
Remember how pissed off you got when you watched it?
What kind of an idiot would do something like that we wondered, as the clip swiftly went viral and outraged half the internet?
Well, the bad news is that, like a lot of dumb moves that go on in this world, we will probably never understand the mindset or motives of the feeble-minded dude who did the tripping.
But, on the bright side of things, a judge in Canada just sentenced the guy to 15 days in jail, according to a ESPN.com article this morning.
Martin Tremblay, 48, plead guilty to a single assault count back in November, but according to ESPN, “Richmond provincial court Judge Patrick Chen said he wasn’t satisfied that time served in the community was enough to denounce or deter Tremblay for his actions.”
So he’s sending him to the clink.
Which, after watching the original footage below again, I still have to think that Tremblay is getting off pretty easy. Any judge who was feeling a bit more irked in the given moment could have probably come up with a variety of original ways to make an example of this guy without losing any face at all. No one would have dared defend the rogue coach, I suppose.
When you intentionally mess with kids, no one is going to step up to claim that that your punishment doesn’t fit the crime.
Even the coach’s lawyer seemed pretty ready to move on after the jail time was handed down as ESPN reports that, “After his client’s sentencing, lawyer Bob Bellows said the punishment would not be appealed.”
Anyway, here’s the video, to rile you up all over again.
Info source: ESPN
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