Bolivian president delivers groin shot in soccer friendly

QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:07 PM ET

Bolivan president Evo Morales brought down one of his political opponents during a soccer friendly with one swift blow.

A low blow, that is.

In a match to inaugurate a renovated stadium in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, Morales and a gang of bodyguards and government officials faced off against a team led by political ally turned foe, La Paz mayor Luis Revilla.

About five minutes into last week’s match, the 50-year-old Morales was challenged and gashed by Revilla’s teammate, La Paz civil servant Daniel Gustavo Cartagena, according to guardian.co.uk.

“I passed the ball and suddenly I received a hammering,” Morales said. “It's not the first time it happened.”

Morales walked up to Cartagena after the play and showed him his wound. The president then delivered a quick shot to his opponent’s groin.

Cartagena tumbled to the ground, and the match went downhill from there.

The contest turned into a foul-filled affair in which several players were thrown out. The game ended in a 4-4 draw.

One of Morales’s bodyguards even tried to arrest Cartagena after the whistle, according to the newspaper La Razón. The president has denied ordering the arrest.


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