Florida Dad Attacks Junior Hockey Player After His Son Gets Elbowed During a Game

A Boca hockey dad was a little too involved with his son's Jr. league hockey team when he decided he didn't like another player getting physical with his boy. So he decided to run onto the ice and attack that kid like he was begging for a five minute major.

Ahhh fatherhood.

It's all about being there.

Matthew Charles Supran, 44, was arrested after he went all Hanson Brothers on a 14-year-old who was doing that thing that hockey players do when they play hockey: namely, body checking other players.

According to a Palm Beach Sheriff's Office report, the whole thing went down at a teenage hockey league game on Sunday afternoon. Supran was watching his son's team play when the player elbowed his son in the face during play.

According to the game's referee, the hit wasn't malicious, and the player was sent to the penalty box, per hockey rules.

But that wasn't good enough for Supran, who decided that what this kid really needed was a taste of Over-reactionary-Angry-Dad justice.

Supran waddled onto the ice, grabbed the kid by the helmet, and slammed his bead into the boards like Mark Messier.

He then fell on top of the kid.

A referee had to pull Supran off the kid.

According to the report, the kid's parents knew Supran from other games, and he knew he was attacking a juvenile.

On Wednesday morning, cops arrested Supran at his Delray chiropractic office on child abuse charges. He was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail, and later released on a $3,000 bail.

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