You play with the bull…
You get the horns…
A 34-year-old man has been killed in Spain while practicing his bull fighting skills after the rampaging beast gored him in the heart.
The man was attempting the traditional skill of ‘arcing’, where contestants put their lives on the line by confronting bulls without any capes or swords but simply use lightning body movements such as flips and somersaults to avoid being attacked.
The award-winning Spaniard died when he slipped and fell in an enclosure. He was gored several times and suffered injuries which proved fatal.
The fiesta in La Parrilla in Valladolid was immediately suspended and two days of mourning called.
The dead man has been named as Juan Carlos Otero who was known as ‘El Gallo’.
He was rushed to hospital in a critical condition where doctors attempted to operate but they were unable to save his life because the horn had pierced his heart.
Otero was well-known in the area for his bull dodging and he had taken part in a number of events, winning several trophies.