A now-viral video shows the shocking moment a cheating British mother knocked another mother to the ground in order to win a contest at her daughter’s school. It goes without saying that the intensely competitive parent would have done anything to succeed.
“I told my daughter I would be number one, so I had to be!” Katie McDermott, 25, told SWNS of the incident, which occurred while she was racing against other parents and kids during the school’s sports day in Coventry.
The race seems to be going smoothly in the now-viral Facebook video, with everyone having fun and remaining in their lanes. But when McDermott senses that the win is about to be taken from her, she takes matters into her own hands and knocks Chelsey Walford, another mother, to the ground.
McDermott shared the video on July 13, along with the caption: “Tell me I ain’t a competitive parent.”
Writing in the post’s comments section, McDermott said that she “had to win”, but her knee-length dress was “restricting” her movement – hence to underhanded tactics. But hey, a win’s a win!
Many of the commenters found the footage hilarious, with one person writing: “That’s totally unfair but bloody brilliant.”
Katie shared a picture showing Walford’s leg with a cool pack around her knee:
“She’s fine guys,” Katie joked, followed by laughing emojis.
There have undoubtedly been many memorable sports day incidents this summer. Last month, another mom gained attention after falling during the parent race at her child’s school.
The incident that occurred when 36-year-old mother Katie Hannaford chose to participate in her daughter’s school sports day was shared on Facebook.
Sadly, Hannaford loses her footing as she sprints off the starting line and falls to the ground face first. Even worse, her blue dress flips over her body, exposing her bum and underwear to the curious parents, kids, and teachers in the audience.
She hilariously posted a video to Facebook with the caption: “When the kids got more at sports day than they were expecting! Haha!”