Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Bolivian president knees an opponent in the nuts during match

It doesn't get much better than this. Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, teamed up with his bodyguards and officials to face a team of political rivals which included the mayor of La Paz in a match to inaugurate new renovations to a stadium in the capital. As expected, the match devolved into a physical display of brutality after the ceremonial handshakes and smiles before the match.

Just five minutes in, Daniel Gustavo Cartagena caught the president very late and cut his leg. Not one to shy away from a rash challenge, the president approached Cartagena, showed him the blood, and promptly delivered a crushing knee into the unsuspecting opponent's groin.

By the time the match ended 4-4, two players had been sent off from either squad. One of Morales' bodyguards supposedly tried to arrest Cartagena after the match but the mayor intervened to prevent it.

Why can't these things happen in this country? Just imagine if W threw on some pads and a helmet to inaugurate the new Cowboys stadium a few years back...

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