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Oh Hell Taekwon-No!

8/23/2008 5:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Being a sore sport doesn't even begin to cover this one. Cuba's Angel Matos deliberately kicked a referee in the face after the ref disqualified him in a bronze-medal match today.

Matos had been hurt during his round of fighting, and he was disqualified for taking too much time to recover. Pissed off, Matos rebounded from his injury pretty quick -- whacking the ref square in the face with his foot. The World Taekwondo Federation has recommended he be banned for life.

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Gidgeygirl    

I must be warped because I think that is funny!

2147 days ago
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blah    

damn!!! what an as!!!

2147 days ago
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Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be slut-whores    

"The World Taekwondo Federation has recommend he be banned for life."

Wake up, TMZ. He already has been banned for life. His coach was banned also.

“This is a strong violation of the spirit of tae kwon do and the Olympic Games,” the World Taekwondo Federation said in a release. It added that there would be a lifetime ban of González and Matos in all championships sanctioned by the organization and that all Matos’s records at the Beijing Games would be erased."

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/24/sports/olympics/24taekwondo.html?ref=sports

2147 days ago
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Tim    

I think the guy should face some time in a Chinese prison too. Assault comes to mind as a possible charge.

2147 days ago
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JustInTime    

Props on the headline - it's almost as funny as the video!

2147 days ago
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D    

Kumate! Better call Jean Claude.....

2147 days ago
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ozzman    

jackass...

2147 days ago
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Texas Dave    

And you thought paparazzi were bad!

2147 days ago
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mack    

that is not good enough, the little bastard should be arrested and jailed, he should also be sued for assault by the Ref

2147 days ago
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Bonton    

What a loser

2147 days ago
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eazyb    

he needs to be baned and fine so we never hear from the a hole again

2147 days ago
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Dick Pudenda    

HE SHOULD ALSO BE BANNED FROM COMING TO THE UNITED STATES. WE DON'T NEED ANOTHER CUBAN GANGSTER

2147 days ago
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Zoya    

Hope it was worth it.. Now he cant compete in the sport hes trained for.... He has a stigma attached to his name that will follow him which will keep people from training with him. And the best part he has to go back to Communist Cuba the country that has supported his training given him all kinds of perks for being their shining child of communist strength and now he embarrased them on the world stage.... Bet he will be floating on a intertube in a few months trying to get to the US after the Commies get done with him

2147 days ago
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Fred    

the ref made a poor call which was not necessary. The guy had broke his toe and needed to get it fixed before he could continue. The ref crushed this mans dream and so I feel he got his comeuppance. People should think about all the details before they make judgment. If someone ruined my dream, like what happened here, a kick to the face is nothing but a slap on the wrist.

2147 days ago
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armon    

Great picture, this pic will now be my Wallpaper

2147 days ago
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