View Full Version : Cuban attacks judge after losing bronze-medal match in taekwondo

08-23-2008, 12:24 PM
Don't fuck with the Cubans, yo. +in+taekwondo/Beijing2008/ContentPosting?isfa=1&newsitemid=108871043&feedname=CP_EN_OGAMES&show=True&number=0&showbyline=True&subtitle=&detect=&abc=abc&date=True

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<I>BEIJING - Cuba's Angel Matos deliberately kicked a referee square in the face after he was disqualified in a bronze-medal match, prompting the World Taekwondo Federation to recommend he be banned for life.

"We didn't expect anything like what you have witnessed to occur," said WTF secretary general Yang Jin-suk. "I am at a loss for words." Yang also recommended Matos' coach be banned.

Matos was winning 3-2, with 1:02 left in the second round, when he fell to the mat after being hit by his opponent, Kazakhstan's Arman Chilmanov. Matos was sitting there, awaiting medical attention, when he was disqualified for taking too much injury time. Fighters get one minute, and Matos was disqualified when his time ran out.

Matos angrily questioned the call, pushed a judge, then pushed and kicked referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden, who will require stitches in his lip. Matos spat on the floor and was escorted out.

"This is an insult to the Olympic vision, an insult to the spirit of taekwondo and, in my opinion, an insult to mankind," Yang said.

Matos' coach was unapologetic.

"He was too strict," Leudis Gonzalez said, referring to the decision to disqualify Matos. Afterward, he charged the match was fixed, accusing the Kazakhs of offering him money.

Although the arena announcer said Matos and his coach were banned effective immediately, Yang said due process must be followed before officially banning the two.

I like how the one guy is like its an "insult to mankind" (I dunno about you but I don't feel insulted) and the coach is just like, "fuck that, he deserved it."

Hate the Hater
08-23-2008, 12:32 PM
WTF secretary general


08-23-2008, 12:55 PM
wow. martial arts people are such douchebags. Who's this coach, anyway?

08-23-2008, 01:55 PM
World Taekwondo Fed matches are the gayest gayest gayest shit. Fuck them, and fuck the olympic vision. Indiscriminate violence forever!!

Ol' Couch Ass
08-23-2008, 02:40 PM
Olympic deathmatches FTW. Only gold will be awarded in person... silver and bronze posthumously.

08-24-2008, 02:26 AM
wow. martial arts people are such douchebags. Who's this coach, anyway?

<I>"Sweep the leg!!" </I>

08-24-2008, 08:07 AM