You did not get in trouble because you punched this sneaky brat in the face, not at all. You got in trouble because you punched the sneaky little brat in the face in front of other people.
Yeah, well, I read about your troubles in the newspapers. But a man in your position, with all your power and all your privileges, has to assume a certain amount of responsibility a certain amount of risk.
Verbal ability is a highly overrated thing in a guy, and our pathetic need for it that gets us into so much trouble.