Monday, August 25, 2008

Like A Fella Once Said...

Last Saturday, Angel Valodia Matos from Cuba kicked a referee in the face during his Olympic taekwondo match with an opponent from Kazakhstan. Apparently, Matos broke his toe while fighting his opponent for the bronze medal. The rules give fighters one minute to tend to their wounds. When the minute was up, Matos was disqualified from the match by the Swedish referee. He was obviously not too happy about the decision and after some scuttlebutt on the mat, Matos put his foot all over the ref's lip. Hard and quickly. If you haven't seen the video yet then please search for it online. (Click here for a picture.) I happened to catch a replay on MSNBC. It was quite entertaining.

So, if he could still fight, why did he kick the referee?

2 comments:

Un pie en mi boca por favor said...

This is wack. Can't find a video, just images put together in a flip-book style. The ref should've assessed that one a little better, though. This Cuban may have been training all his life for that moment and it was taken away because he didn't get his big toe wrapped quickly enough. In that situation... well someone needs to get kicked. Who more deserving than the dude to made the call?

Fio Maravilha said...

Some one had to be the vessel into which he discharged all his rage, why not the mush faced referee?