Monday, May 24, 2010

When a Bull Strikes Back

Julio Aparicio, one of Spain's most famous matadors, was gored in the throat today during a bullfight. The horrific injury has left him in critical condition:

The horn went though the tongue and penetrated the roof of the mouth, fracturing the jawbone," one of the medics who worked on Aparicio told AFP news in Madrid.

After two operations, it appears leading surgeon Maximo Garcia Pedros has saved Aparicio's life. The bull, however, was quickly killed by other matadors.

The incident took place during the Festival of Saint Isidro, considered to be the most important event in the bullfighting calendar, at the Plaza de Toros las Ventas bullring, which can seat up to 24,000 people.

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Source: huffingtonpost
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9 comments :

Peter(PANDA) said...

Bull 1 vs Bullfighter 0

No bullfighting anymore!

Winston said...

Im from spain and im dissapointed. The bull missed the shot. Maybe nextime. I dont like bullfighting too.

g k falk said...

he deserved that

Anonymous said...

Hell yeah!!! That serves him right for playing with food!
GO BULL!!!!

Spamzer said...

Hahahahahahaha, I actually laughed really loud at that son of a bitch.

Anonymous said...

GG mister bull !

Krista said...

The guy *almost* got what he deserved.

bullfighting in spain said...

Whoa! that's really not happening. We were there once; it was not so good experience. According to me they should stop this animal cruelty in any way.

Anonymous said...

I have nothing against bull fighting, I just think it's sad that the bull won and died anyway. I think the Matador knew the risks and probably loved the thrill. I respect that.