Kid's table tennis rage caught on video
Boy losing at table tennis shoves umpire in classic case of ‘what not to do when you lose’.
All sports can be incredibly competitive so it isn’t easy to accept defeat. Many schools even have “good sportsmanship” awards to accompany other sporting awards. These help the kids learn how to show dignity and humility in the face of a loss and to help them learn how to congratulate the victor.

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In the heat of the moment, however, it’s easy to forget some of those basic rules on sporting manners. Even at school level, fights can break out between players and sometimes even their parents in the stands. This short video out of Russia captures something a little more unusual, though…

Two young table tennis players are duking it out when the match comes to an end. They head off to shake hands and that’s when one of the kids loses his cool entirely. He takes the umpire by surprise with a huge shove that sends the shocked umpire to the ground.

Parents, it’s a good idea to remind your kids about how to behave on and off the pitch, right?

Take a look at the Kalashnikov Tournament incident:

Violence in Table Tennis via " target="_blank">YouTube/Alex Lomaev

Do you teach your kid to be magnanimous in defeat?

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