Winnipeg mayor Sam Katz looks like Chevy Chase's nerdy, less offensive little brother.
The exact type of guy you'd want to have play in a charity soccer tournament, for instance. Hell, there's no way that anybody who looks like that is going to take things too seriously, especially when he's running for re-election this fall.
Katz, in a moment of over-excitement, drilled a kid in the face, simultaneously providing his political opponent(s) with a ton of ammo. Don't vote for Sam Katz: He kicks kids in the face!
There's not much to say about this video. It's actually surprising that it was even caught on film. But it was. And in the day of foursquare, Twitter and YouTube, that's enough for a P.R. nightmare.
Still, It was an honest mistake, and at least he didn't accidentally kick the kid in the nuts.
And even if it costs him the election, it's freaking WINNIPEG. In three months, if you ask me who Sam Katz is, I'll probably mumble something about the gray-haired district attorney on Law & Order. Too abstract a reference? Probably.
He did supply us with an endless supply of soccer-related cliches, of which I will list the cheesiest, Tosh.0 style, for your lame joke-telling pleasure: he really got his foot in the door; we got off on the wrong foot; open mouth, insert foot; he shot himself in the foot; it was better than a kick in the teeth; and my personal favorite: he'll be as busy as a one-legged man in an ass-kicking contest. Enjoy the video below (after the ad).