A video surfaced over the weekend of Arnold Schwarzenegger being kicked in the back by an attacker while he is at an event in South Africa. New footage shows that he barely flinches during the attack, which proves the 71-year-old is truly still someone to be reckoned with.
Arnold was reportedly more startled than anything and did not realize someone tried to drop kick him from the back. Security rushed to his side quickly and pulled the attacker away. The attack occurred at his event called Arnold Classic Africa in South Africa this past weekend.
Arnold has spoken out about the attack
He wrote on Twitter, “We have 90 sports here in South Africa at the @ArnoldSports, and 24,000 athletes of all ages and abilities inspiring all of us to get off the couch. Let’s put this spotlight on them.”
Arnold continued, “And if you have to share the video (I get it), pick a blurry one without whatever he was yelling so he doesn’t get the spotlight. By the way… block or charge?”
The first video and articles that surfaced said that Arnold could have been hurt, but the new videos that have come out show that he really wasn’t bothered. He reportedly thought that he was just being jostled by the crowd, not kicked hard in the back. What a rockstar.
Mario Lopez had the greatest quote about the incident
Actor and friend of Arnold, Mario Lopez, commented on the post and gave us one of the best quotes ever. Mario said, “Some idiot tried to drop kick 71yr old @Schwarzenegger. Like a mosquito kickin’ a rhino, it didn’t even bother my guy…#legend.” Truly was like a mosquito kicking a rhino!
Arnold has also said that he decided not to press charges against the attacker. He said that he hopes the guy gets a wake-up call and gets his life on the right track. That seems to be the best attitude he could have! Way to go, Arnold!
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