Angel Valodia Matos shows no Olympic spirit (Video)

August 23, 2008

Angel Matos was upset with a judge’s decision during his bronze medal match at the Beijing games and took his anger out on the judge.  Catch the video on the flip.

Cuban Taekwondo Olympian, Angel Matos, has received a lifetime ban from the World Taekwondo Federation after an ugly incident where he kicked a judge in the head.  Matos, the 2000 Olympic gold medalist, was competing in the bronze medal match when he was injured after a hit. According to rules he is permitted one minute to obtain medical attention and Matos ran over that time resulting in his forfeiting the match.  he reacted a bit harshly as he argued with judges, kicked the judge in the head, and spit on the floor.  No exactly what you would call proper Olympic spirit.

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