A bullfighter had a contest to remember last Sunday after he was gored in the testicles in front of thousands of spectators in Madrid.
Marco Galan was performing in the Feria de San Isidro in Spain’s largest bullring, the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas. Footage showed him running up to the bull and thrusting two spears into its back before it reared its head, catching him on its horns and throwing him to the ground.
The left horn punctured his groin before the right went through his jacket and he was dragged along the ground by the animal, which had started to bleed heavily. Galan was filmed walking out of the ring as other fighters ran in to distract the bull. He was left with a “bull horn wound in the scrotum which caused bruising and evisceration of the left testicle”, El Mundo reported. The newspaper said Mr Galan underwent surgery at the bullring before being transferred to hospital. The bull paid the penalty though by being eventually killed.