Teenage table tennis player attacks umpire after losing match

Teenage table tennis player attacks umpire after losing match

Someone urgently needs to teach this young lad about sportsmanship.

The player reacted appallingly to defeat during a recent table tennis tournament in Russia.

He lost his match 11-6 and afterward shook hands with his opponent as you’d expect.

But he then turned and violently shoved the seated umpire, sending him flying off his chair.

He walked away, seemingly unbothered, while the teenage umpire got to his feet.

Even more strangely, none of the watching adults interfered to correct the player or attempt to get him to apologise.

Hat tip: Bleacher Report

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