Matthew Perry, Justin Trudeau Won’t Duke It Out Anytime Soon

Perry turned down Canadian Prime Minister’s challenge for a fight rematch of their fifth grade brawl

It looks like Matthew Perry’s days of beating up fellow Canadians ended in the fifth grade, or so it would seem, as Sunday he turned down Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s “rematch” request for a fight Perry picked with him when they were kids.

Perry confessed on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” Friday that he and a childhood friend beat up Trudeau when they both attended Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa, Canada as boys. “I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t, so it was pure jealousy,” Perry said. “I was a stupid kid, I didn’t want to beat him up. In fact, I think at one point I tried to turn it into love play.”

The following day – which happened to be April Fools Day — Trudeau playfully stirred the pot, tweeting, “I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?”

Perry responded Sunday to Trudeau’s challenge, writing, “I think I will pass at your request for a rematch kind sir (given that you currently have an army at your disposal).”

Sounds like something Chandler Bing would say, doesn’t it? Or maybe Perry remembers how Trudeau “pummeled” Senator Patrick Brazeau of Quebec in a celebrity boxing match back in 2012.