Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Youth hockey, obscene gestures in Canada

Youth sports dysfunction may seem uniquely American. It isn't. This occurred recently in Ontario.

"A Chatham man received a warning, but no charges, from St. Thomas police after an obscene gesture resulted in a pushing match at a girls minor hockey game on Saturday.

St. Thomas police were called to St. Thomas-Elgin Memorial Arena around 2:30 p.m. Saturday to reports of an altercation during a St. Thomas Panthers minor girls hockey game.

Staff Sgt. Randy Mundt of St. Thomas police explained a man made an inappropriate gesture at one of the players on the ice. The teams involved were eight- and nine-year-old girls, he said."

That last sentence stopped me: "The teams involved were eight- and nine-year-old girls."

Go here for a few more details.

Thanks to Doug Abrams for the tip.

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