Taekwondo Fighter Goes Bonkers, Kicks Ref

We have a new gold medal favorite in what has become one of the most hotly-contested events in Beijing - the Freestyle Poor Sportsmanship. The Swedish wrestler who threw his medal away, Usain Bolt’s 100 meter “taunting” and the boxer who bit his opponent all put up high marks, but with his high degree of difficulty, the performance of Cuban taekwondo fighter Angel Matos might be tough to beat: after losing his bronze medal match, he kicked the referee in the face.

Taekwondo ref kick

Matos had been disqualified for taking too much time to recover from an injury to his left foot. Enraged, he took it out on referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden, nailing him with a roundhouse kick with the same injured foot. Too Chelbat’s credit, he stayed on his feet, despite having his lip split by the kick.

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