We wonder why some people are allowed to be parents...
An argument after a kids hockey game in Simcoe on Sunday evening quickly turned into a "brawl" involving about 30 parents, according to local police. Officers were called to the Talbot Gardens arena a little before 5p.m. after reports of a large fight, according to Const. Ed Sanchuk.
"It appears they became involved in a physical confrontation," said Sanchuk to many news outlets, including CBC.
Parents were present for their kids' hockey game. The peewee game involved 11 and 12-year-olds who play for the Simcoe Warriors and Paris Wolfpack, who have competed against one another quite often in the recent weeks.
The crowd had dispersed by the time officers arrived and no injuries were reported. There are different versions of the story however, as Martin Jefferson, president of the Simcoe and District Minor Hockey Association, said it's his understanding the disagreement never came to blows.
“There were some parents reacting to some on-ice incidents between the players and obviously parents get heated in the moment of the game,” said Simcoe Minor Hockey Association president Marty Jefferson.
“There was yelling in the (arena) lobby but there certainly was no physical altercations."
Let's hope the parents will learn from this. The two teams are set to meet again on Saturday, and we better believe no altercation will be tolerated as the president intends to be at the arena to make sure the situation doesn't escalate.
This is ridiculous: it's not the kids getting in trouble for stupid behaviour, but the parents!
"We expect the parents to rise above the game. They're there to be supportive. They're not there to be involved in any of the stuff going on out there either through a referee or through player abuse or any of that stuff," stated Jefferson.
Come on folks, set a better example!