A staggering video captured in California shows a mother attempt to trip a child from the opposing team to her son's during an under-10’s basketball game.
The shocking scene unfolded during a match at the Hardwood Palace tournament in Rocklin on Saturday, as the Cornerstone Basketball Academy squared off against the Folsom Elites.
Even before the woman attempted to trip the Cornerstone player, team coach Eugene Solano said his player’s warned him that a mother sat court-side was urging Folsom’s players to get physical.
‘One of the kids during one of the timeouts had said, “Hey Coach, there’s a parent on the sideline, it’s a woman wearing a pink hat…and she’s telling their kids to elbow us in the face,’ Solano told KXTL-TV.
During the same huddle, another of his players said the woman tried to trip him.
The footage shows a nine-year-old boy jostling with an opposing team player before shaking off his advances and dribbling up the court.
As the boy goes to run past the woman – dressed in a pink hat, grey top and long-skirt –she kicks out her foot towards the boy’s ankles, in a perceived attempt trip him up.