Thursday, May 22, 2014

News: Madrid Bullfight Stopped After All Matadors Gored

Bulls 3, Tormentors 0. From El Pais.
Madrid bullfight suspended after all three matadors gored

Las Ventas bullring forced to cancel ‘corrida’ because of multiple injuries for first time in 35 years

May 21, 2014

MADRID--At 8pm on Tuesday, when the second bull of the evening had been dragged away, an announcement was made over the loudspeakers of Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring. The event was to be suspended, given that all three of the bullfighters on the day’s bill had been injured.

It was the final nail in the coffin of barely an hour of action, dominated by the drama, blood and shock of a gory spectacle that left three bullfighters in the infirmary after suffering horrific injuries.

The worst victim, without a doubt, was David Mora. To the sound of the bugles and drums that announced the first bull of the evening, the matador made his way to the door of the bull pen.

He stopped halfway, knelt down in the sand, and waited for the bull to appear. Deslío emerged, looking around furtively until he made out the bullfighter, and then began his charge toward him.

Still on his knees, Mora was violently trampled by the bull, which pivoted around his prey, flipping him over in the sand with his horns.

The matador was left helpless in the arena, blood flowing out of his left leg, and desperately awaiting the arrival of assistance to distract the animal.

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  1. Ugh. I have never understood bullfighting and never will. I don't understand why anyone would want to participate in it, and I don't understand why anyone would want to watch it.

  2. I simply cannot feel even an iota of sympathy for the injured bull fighters. I get that it's a cultural thing, but so were stoning and witch drowning. Well past time to let this one go!

  3. I'm not a fan. And apparently, neither was the bull.

  4. While I can see the bull's point of view, still I can't help but feel his behaviour was rather unsportsmanlike. For shame!

  5. I am a bullfighters daughter. I feel for all of those men and their families. The bulls did what they were bred to do.

  6. A young man stopped at a local restaurant after a day of roaming around in Mexico.

    While sipping his tequila, he noticed a sizzling, scrumptious-looking platter being served at the next table.

    It looked good.

    It smelled good.

    He asked the waiter, "What is that you just served?"

    The waiter replied, "Ah senor, you have excellent taste! Those are bull's testicles from the bull fight this morning. A delicacy!"

    The visitor, though momentarily daunted, said, "What the heck, I'm on holiday down here! Bring me an order!"

    The waiter replied, "I am so sorry senor. There is only one serving per day because there is only one bull fight each morning. If you come early tomorrow and place your order, we will be sure to save you this delicacy!"

    The next morning, the man returned, placed his order, and then that evening was served the one and only special delicacy of the day.

    After a few bites, and inspecting the contents of his platter, he called to the waiter and said, "These are delicious, but they are much, much smaller than the ones I saw you serve yesterday!"

    The waiter shrugged his shoulders and replied, "Si, Senor. Sometimes the bull wins."



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