From Vancouver, BC, comes a new viral video making the rounds that gives us a shoo-in winner for ‘Idiot of the Week’ for this last week of June, 2012.
The post-game footage shows an adult hockey coach joining his players on the ice to do the traditional handshake with the opposing team. But as he reaches the end of the line, he jacks his leg out in what appears to be an intentional trip move.
And down goes the object of his ire, a completely unsuspecting thirteen year old boy.
Even an observing parent in the stands near the camera can be heard reacting with a volley of “Whoa! Whoa! Whoa’s!”
Now , let’s be fair…maybe it was an accident. Let’s consider that for a moment….
Okay, I’m done analyzing the video proof. He did it on purpose!
Now, the kid is claiming a broken wrist and, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer, Canadian Mounties are considering pressing charges against the man.
Listen guys, no matter how much you love sports and no matter how jealous you are of people way younger than you who still have tremendous sporting skills that cause fires of envy to flare up back behind your spare tire, you cannot go around hurting kids.
This guy, like all other youth coaches and parents who resort to verbal abuse and violence, is a jackass.
And if he did it on purpose, he deserves to be shamed.
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