The 71-year-old Terminator, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is still a tough dude. The world-famous actor and one-time governor of California was taken down in a violent, blindside dropkick attack from an unknown crazy on Saturday.
The “governator” apparently has avoided serious injury after being sent sprawling to the ground into a group of fans that he was talking with. Watch video of the attack that was inadvertently captured as a fan was using a cell phone to record Schwarzenegger at a sporting event in Johannesburg, South Africa …
Video by “World’s Strongest Fan” via Fox News
Schwarzenegger is shown watching and using a cell phone to video-record a jump-rope competition at the event. As he hands someone the phone he was using to take video, a man suddenly appears behind him, jumps and kicks him squarely in the back, propelling him forward. The attacker was taken down by security and dragged away. It appears he was yelling something but at this point, it is unknown what.
“Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about,” tweeted Arnold, as he took it all in stride. “I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat,” he wrote.
Thanks for your concerns, but there is nothing to worry about. I thought I was just jostled by the crowd, which happens a lot. I only realized I was kicked when I saw the video like all of you. I’m just glad the idiot didn’t interrupt my Snapchat.
— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) May 18, 2019
The actor is globally known simply as “Arnold” or perhaps “Ahhneld” phonetically speaking. He was at the Sandton Convention Centre for an event called the Arnold Classic Africa, in honor of the former bodybuilder who is a co-founder of a series of multi-sports festivals by that name on six continents annually.
The Arnold Classic Africa website says: “Three years ago, four South African bodybuilding and sports enthusiasts collaborated to make the Arnold Sports Festival a reality on the African continent under the broad theme ‘My Sport, My Passion.’ In partnership with the Gauteng Provincial Government and the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), Arnold Classic Africa affords athletes the opportunity to compete in an international competition, against participants from all continents, in Africa. Like its global counterparts, the African rendition embraces numerous sporting codes and promotes these through demonstrations, contests, record attempts and sports celebrities over three days each May.”
At least one guy didn’t get the memo on sportsmanship.
The site also reports: “‘The Arnold Classic Worldwide brand is now the largest series of multi-sport festivals in the world and we look forward to making each of our Arnold Classic weekends better than our previous best,’ said James J. Lorimer, CEO of Classic Productions, Inc., who co-founded the Arnold Classic in Columbus, Ohio, with Governor Schwarzenegger.”
I’m glad you’re ok, I hope you really are. When strangers use physical violence? Seems to not even shock people anymore. This video will continue to haunt me. I feel horrible and heartbroken for you. Again, hope you really are ok. Sending love and kindness your way?
— USA Patriot KAG (@USAPatriotKAG) May 18, 2019
What the young man did was without a doubt very foolish. On behalf of South Africa, I’d like to apologize to you. We love and respect you so much. Above all we appreciate you for entertaining us through your amazing movies. Our apologies once again.
— Tondani (@iamtondani) May 18, 2019
And as for the moron who cheap-shotted Arnold, you can run but you can’t hide …
Flying kick from the back:
— CrownOfLight3? (@CrownOfLight3) May 18, 2019
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