A pee wee hockey coach in Vancouver has been sentenced to 15 days in jail and another 12 years on probation after tripping a little kid during post-game handshakes.
As you can see in the video, Martin Tremblay, 48 years old, stuck his foot out and took down a 10-year old and a 13-year old in the process. Even worse, Tremblay’s actions broke the wrist of one of kids who went down. Tremblay had initially been sentenced to serve time within the community, but upon a hearing, Judge Patrick Chen did not believe that time was enough to denounce or deter Tremblay for his actions.
“Win or lose, this was just a game,” Chen told the court, according to newspaper accounts. “This was the last place anyone would have expected an assault to take place, and the very last place one would have expected an adult to assault a child.
“The tripping of the boys was akin to a cowardly sucker punch on an unsuspecting victim.”
It’s pretty simple: Tremblay suffers from anger management. He took his anger out on a couple of young kids because he believed he was powerful enough to do so.
He wasn’t, and now he is going to spend the next decade of his life dealing with it and the Canadian court system.
Hopefully, he will deal with it as a defaced member of his community for the rest of his life. And if that sounds harsh, it should — don’t trip a couple of little kids, it’s just that simple.
“Children’s parents have the right to expect people in charge will keep their kids safe,” Chen said.