Damir Dokic - A madder dad it would indeed be difficult to find. The father of tennis star Jelena Dokic, he was sentenced to a year in prison for threatening the Australian ambassador to Serbia with a hand grenade. He subsequently went on hunger strike. He once smashed a reporter's phone in the street and has admitted to beating his daughter, a former Wimbledon semi-finalist. He once remarked: "Talented children should never be left alone. They should always be forced, I think, even pushed into it. There are no limits." Nice fella.
Sport's maddest dads
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We were at a schoolboys moto cross event with my son who rode. One of the fathers was caught by the officials beating his son for not winning the previous race! He had been seen at other events doing the same and warned him, this time he was banned from all UK events, Unfortunately as his father drove him to events the son also stopped riding, and spoilt his enjoyment of competing.