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    Matador in hospital after horrific goring

    Spanish matador Julio Aparicio was recovering in hospital on Saturday after suffering a horrific goring during a bullfight in Madrid.

    By Fiona Govan in Madrid
    Published: 2:43PM BST 22 May 2010


    Spanish bullfighter Julio Aparicio is gored in the throat by his first bull during the San Isidro Fair bullfight at Las Ventas Arena, in Madrid Photo: EFE/Gustavo Cuevas
    The half-ton bull caught the torero under his chin after he lost his footing and stumbled while executing a pass with his red cape at the Spanish capital's packed bullring.
    The horn of the animal tore into the bullfighter's throat and emerged through his mouth in a dramatic goring on Friday evening that had the crowd screaming in horror.
    The pink-stockinged, sequined matador was lifted into the air and then dropped to the sand. The bull backed away after it was distracted by fellow matadors who dashed to the rescue.
    The 41-year-old struggled to his feet, staggered a few yards, spluttering blood and was then carried from the ring and into the medical ward at the Las Ventas arena.
    He later underwent six hours of surgery at the October 12 hospital in Madrid where doctors performed an emergency tracheotomy and worked to reconstruct his throat, jaw, tongue and roof of the mouth.
    "He remains in the intensive care unit of the hospital, has regained consciousness and his vital signs are stable," reported a spokesman from the hospital.
    "There were no surgical complications" said the bullfighter's father, also called Julio Aparicio.
    "It was a serious goring. Almost his entire mouth was destroyed. It's too early to talk of recovery, we must wait and see."
    There were fears for his life in the first anxious hours after the goring.
    The injured man comes from a famous bullfighting family - his father is also a matador - and he was one of the big draws at the San Isidro bullfighting festival that takes place each May in Madrid.
    The evening bullfights are watched by sell-out crowds at the 25,000 seat Las Ventas bullring and are broadcast live on cable television. Six animals are killed in each bullfight.
    Many of Spain's newspapers carried the photograph of the exact moment of the goring, sparking arguments on their message boards. Some viewers thought the image too shocking. Others used it as a chance to call for a ban on bullfighting altogether.



    Matador in hospital after horrific goring - Telegraph

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    1 Nil to the bull, hope he gets to keep some body part of the matador as a trophy



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    ^ Yeahh, bet that shut him up

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    It was a serious goring. Almost his entire mouth was destroyed. It's too early to talk of recovery
    It's certainly too early for him to talk... Ole!

    Pink stockinged and sequinned - WTF...

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    Will the bull sentenced to death ?

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    Fucking idiot Spanish bastards.
    Does anyone have any symphathy for this twat, not me.
    What was he about to do with that sword?
    Som nam na.

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    It was a fight and the bull won, they should cut off the matadors ears and present them to the bull


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    Tiger penis hotdog for me DD.
    Plenty of mayo.

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    I'm no PETA nut and I eat meat, but anyone who would slowly torment an animal to a slow death in agony does not deserve to live. It says a lot about the inferiority of some cultures that this is considered a sport in the 21st Century. The World would be a better place if everyone in the audience died as well.

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    It has to be said...

    You fuck with the bull, you get the horns...

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    Didn't cause the matador any discomfort at all.


    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    The pink-stockinged, sequined matador
    Sure as shit he's used to having a gobfull of the horn.

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    Unfortunately, because the bull gored the matador, it will most likely be euthanized. Can't have a dangerous animal like that roaming the streets.

    Spain -- one of the sadder and very backwards cultures in Europe, on so many levels.

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    Better pic:


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    Well executed. The bull's 'the man'!

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    Olay to that.

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    He got the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    I'm no PETA nut and I eat meat, but anyone who would slowly torment an animal to a slow death in agony does not deserve to live. It says a lot about the inferiority of some cultures that this is considered a sport in the 21st Century. The World would be a better place if everyone in the audience died as well.
    Yeah, just like the dogs and other animals that are subject to the idiots here in LOS...they slowly kill their animals through torturous means...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FailSafe View Post
    Better pic:

    Some people take this whole flossing thing way too far

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    I always root for the bull.

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    Sorry to hear the mattador survived.

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    Whilst I hope the guy recovers I'm having a hard time summoning up to much sympathy for his 'horrific' injuries/experience since the bull was impaled with at least half a dozen spears before the Matador had even began his 'brave fight'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson
    Whilst I hope the guy recovers
    I don't.

    He chose a profession that tortures animals to death for public entertainment. The bulls are sedated and have vaseline rubbed into their eyes before the "fight" in order to make it easier for the 'heroic' torero to perform his act. The horses used also suffer greatly.

    The guy's mouth has basically been destroyed, I hope he has a long and drawn out death giving him time to contemplate whether a career killing animals in a barbaric way was perhaps the wrong choice.

    If he wanted to dress in a silly costume and hurt people he should have become a priest.
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    I went to a bullfight in Valencia and it was enough to put me off for life.

    As said above the advantage is all on the matador's side.

    A cowardly sickly excuse for sport.

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    Youtube has a vid up already. Lovely uppercut. Fair play to Jose though, he got up no worries.

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    Wheeay- everybodys favourite Spaniard got tossed off by a bull back in 2008 too:-




    Way to Go Julio.

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