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Olympic Scrotum Punching

French Bball Player

Goes NUTS on Spain

8/8/2012 10:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


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Talk about an Olympic low blow ... some dude on the French basketball team just delivered a closed-fist scrotum punch to a Spanish player ... sending the guy crumbling to the floor in agonizing pain.

The ball-punisher is France's Nic Batum ... who obliterated Juan Carlos Navarro's bean bag in the 4th quarter of their quarterfinal matchup ... in an effort to intentionally foul the guy.  Batum was NOT ejected from the game.

Seems testicle attacks are all the rage at the Olympics this year -- just yesterday, Team USA member Carmelo Anthony took a fist to the no-no zone from a guy on the Argentina squad.

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2:00 PM PT -- Batum has apologized for gonad battery ... tweeting, "I want to apologize for my stupid act at the end, I showed a bad image of France and myself, Congrats to team Spain."

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Joey    

FRENCH BBALL PALYER I WONDER WHY HE DIDN'T SURRENDER ISN'T THAT WHAT THEY DO?

775 days ago
17.

blos675    

Doesn't he play for the Portland Trailblazers?

775 days ago
18.

rosa    

Seriously what are the refs thinking?? What happened to the sportsmanship. I thought this was the ultimate representation of their country.

775 days ago
19.

Mikey    

Spanish people are just plain weird.

775 days ago
20.

Tom    

Thanks a lot TMZ!! I had PVR'd this to watch later tonight!! Now what's the point?

775 days ago
21.

Rich    

I hear the terrible officiating is the worst this year.

775 days ago
22.

zarsu    

good :)

775 days ago
23.

Phishie from Philly    

That's how they play in France. The French has a women head coach and that's how she trains her BALLERS! Get it, BALLERS!

775 days ago
24.

Phishie from Philly    

It was just a communication problem. The French coach said hit the ball. The player thought he said hit the baller. It's an honest mistake.

Phishie from Philly

775 days ago
25.

Robbin    

How can he not have been removed from the game??

775 days ago
26.

kitnplayn    

This is strange. I would expect adults to realize that there is no glory in a win if it comes by abusing or disabling your opponent. It can only be an achievement if it comes by exceeding your opponent's talent. When you are competing on a world stage, you are a role model to the youth culture. Shame on you for not taking that responsibilty seriously.

775 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

This was a case of a debate gone nuts. Literally! The Spainish player said to the French player that French fries and French toast originated from Spain. You know how the french are about their food. They have still not settled the debate. Story developing.

Phishie from Philly

775 days ago
28.

douglasquaid    

punch that spaniard haha

775 days ago
29.

Pimpcessa    

Friggin Frogs! Never trust them! They are by far the most arrogant of all people in the world. And they conveniently forget that if it weren't for the kindness of the countries that they continuously berate and complain about.....they'd be speaking German right now!

775 days ago
30.

MAX    

THE FRENCH ARE GOOD FOR 1 THING..BOMBING THEIR USELESS ASSES

775 days ago
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