I recently attended a Little League game to watch the son of a friend play ball. Now, I’ve seen news stories from afar about how nuts parents go at these kinds of children’s activities but had never witnessed, firsthand, just how seriously parents take the games.
Much more seriously than the kids, as it turns out.
Parents cussing out refs, belittling other kids on opposite teams, arguing with each other, bad behavior from the people who are meant to be setting a good example.
I was all set for that to be the case in the video you’re about to see from Huffington Post. The facts are these: a bunch of boys playing hockey erupt into a fight, refs descend and then, ultimately a mom – carrying her purse and wearing pink, no less – storms onto the ice and starts pointing fingers, yelling and giving everyone involved The Business.
Over-involved parent? I’m not sure but I don’t think so. It appears to me that the refs aren’t doing a whole hell of a lot to break up the fight so mom took matters into her own hands. And hey, the fight broke up, didn’t it? Gives a whole new meaning to the term “hockey mom”.
What do you think? Is that what happens here? Is this mom a bad ass for doing what the refs should’ve done or is she an idiot who probably embarrassed her son to tears?
You be the judge and let me know in the comments below.
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