Video : Cuban Tae Kwon Do Athlete Angel Valodia Matos Banned For Life After Kicking Referee In Face

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Angel Valodia Matos kicks his bronze medal match referee Chakir Chelbat of Sweden in the face

In one of the biggest disgraceful events in sports, a cuban athlete by the name Angel Valodia Matos kicked his match referee Chakir Chelbat in the face. The referee had disqualified Angel Valodia Matos after he and his coach took too much time after he was given an injury timeout.

As per a Nytimes report

Ángel Valodia Matos, 31, charged at the referee, Chakir Chelbat of Sweden, after Chelbat disqualified him for taking too long in an injury timeout. Matos angrily pushed another judge, ran at Chelbat and kicked him, and spit on the mat as he was grabbed and ushered out of the arena by security.

Matos was winning his over-80 kilogram (176 pounds) match against Arman Chilmanov of Kazakhstan, 3-2, in the second round when Chilmanov struck Matos, who fell to the ground. More than a minute passed as he awaited medical attention, and he was disqualified by Chelbat because tae kwon do rules allow just a minute for an injury timeout.

“To me it was obvious he was unable to continue,” said Chilmanov, the bronze medal winner. “His toe on his left foot was broken.”

The world Tae Kwon Do federation has now banned Matos and his coach Leodis González from all future events of the federation. Matos’ opponent in the bronze medal matchup, Arman Chilmanov of Kazakhstan, was awarded the bronze medal after Angel Matos’ disqualification.

Here is the video showing the events that happened before and after Matos kicked referee Chakir Chelbat.


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