Trudeau vs Perry: Friends actor passes on Canadian PM’s request for a rematch

Justin Trudeau has challenged Matthew Perry to a rematch after the Friends actor recently revealed he beat the Canadian Prime Minister up during school days. Perry, who plays Chandler in the wildly popular sitcom, grabbed headlines last month after admitting to having a fight with Mr Trudeau when he was just ten years old. The pair crossed paths at Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa in Canada. Mr Trudeau hit back, expressing his eagerness to punch the actor and saying he is keen for round two.

I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?

Justin Trudeau wrote on Twitter

Perry graciously declined the request and quipped he was fearful of Mr Trudeau’s Canadian army. “Justin Trudeau I think I will pass at your request for a rematch kind sir (given that you currently have an army at your disposal),” he said. Mr Trudeau’s tweet was sent on April Fools Day so is likely to have been written in jest. It was during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last month that Perry first spoke of the playground altercation. “I have a story about him that I’m not proud of,” he said. "My friend Chris Murray, who was also in the fifth grade in Canada, reminded me that we actually beat up Justin Trudeau. We both beat him up.”

I’m not bragging about this. It’s terrible. I was a stupid kid I didn’t want to beat him up.

Matthew Perry said on Jimmy Kimmel Live