I turned into schizo mom from hell. This little brat on the opposite team obviously decided that chasing the ball wasn't working as a tactic and instead decided to going round kicking all opposing players! This wasn't just sly digs when no-one was looking... these were obvious, malicious full frontal kicks to the shins!
Normally I wouldn't get involved... but I must have had a short circuit or something, and went on to the court when he was laying into C's ankles for the third time and shouted at the little shit.
What the hell made me go off at a little kid! On the drive home I had flashbacks to those news stories of parents beating up referees and rival players.... I can see the headlines now...
"psycho mom makes 5 year old cry at basketball match"