The Airing of Grievances
Monday, January 10, 2005
The Kid Was Pretty Scared

So said one witness concerning the latest mayhem from hockey parents in Massachussetts. You may recall that about 4 years ago one hockey dad was killed at the hands of another. Well now, we don't have two fathers going at it, but rather a dad attacking one of the 8-year old players. From the Boston Globe:
"A Swampscott father has been banned indefinitely from attending local youth hockey games after witnesses said he grabbed an 8-year-old around the neck and cursed at him following the boy's on-ice shoving match with the man's son."
Man, I find it very surprising that this didn't escalate into another father versus father brawl. While I don't have any children, I would imagine that if a grown man aggressively put his hands on my 8-year old boy we'd be having some serious problems. Totally unacceptable.
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