Saturday, August 23, 2008

Biff, spat, ban: An Olympic foot moment

Cuba’s Angel Matos was winning 3-2, with 1:02 in the second round, when he fell to the mat after being hit by his opponent, Kazakhstan’s Arman Chilmanov. Whilst awaiting medical attention for his foot injury he was disqualified by referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden for exceeding the one minute allowed. Matos angrily questioned the call before pushing then kicking the judge. In a final mark of disrespect he also spat on the floor before being escorted out.

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